In between the leaves, we found this lovely visitor.
It's a Sydney Funnel Web. Classified as "Deadly and Dangerous". Aggressive, one of the worlds' deadliest spiders. And they can survive under water for up to 14 days. We get a fair few of them in the pool. I don't know why they like it so much, we have a little creek not far away where they can go for a drink. Why they chose a chlorine pool with a resident snake is beyond me (we have found out through the neighbors that the snake family has been living under the pool for about 15 years now).
The wildlife, it's one of the joys of living in Sydney!