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Australian Man To Live With Deadly Spiders For Charity Stunt

Nick Le Souef Spiders

First Posted: 11/15/10 03:44 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

Sixty-seven-year-old Melbourne resident Nick Le Souef will spend the next three weeks living among hundreds of poisonous spiders.

According to the AFP,

"I am a bit silly doing what I am doing," Le Souef said of his decision to closet himself with potentially lethal redbacks as well as tarantula-like huntsmen and black house spiders, which also have nasty bites.

All part of an elaborate charity stunt, Le Souef will remain inside a 12-foot-by-four-foot enclosure in the window of a shop he owns. Le Souef hopes to raise $50,000 in donations for a children's charity by pulling off the stunt.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports,

He has a history of these stunts, holding Australian records for three-week stints in a snake pit, a shark tank and also in a cage with redback spiders.

Supporters can make an online donation to help Le Souef reach his $50,000 goal. The money will benefit Variety, a nonprofit organization that helps children with disabilities.

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