Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fact of the Day

Black widows are nocturnal. Only the female black widow bites humans, and she bites only when disturbed.

Apparently a female had taken residence on our hot tub patio and was 'disturbed' by Husband. She has since been evicted...permanently. He had a very uncomfortable local reaction, but nothing too serious.

11 comments:

  1. How rude! Glad it's not too serious :)

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  2. Eww! How scary! I don't think we have those here--not usually anyway!

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  3. Yikes! Glad it's not serious!

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  4. Oh no! I'm glad all was well

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  5. Ohhhhh my. That nasty little thing. I'm glad it was nothing too serious.

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  6. YUCK... to spiders in general. Glad to hear hubby's okay!

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  7. in general, i welcome spiders as they take care of other nasty insects. i didn't know that there were black widows in our area...and never thought any might be living on our property...until Sunday night.

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  8. We probably have a dozen black widows living around our property at any one time. They keep the crickets and scorpions at bay. We do spray for them but they come back very fast.

    I have never known anyone to get a bite by a black widow even living here all these years. I am glad DH is ok! How scary!

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  9. Ugh, I don't like spiders. Although we just watched Charlotte's Web last weekend, which was a cute movie.

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