Black Widow Spiders!


Black Widow Spiders!

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

 

 

Photo of Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka #Granny Gee … Owned by me.  You don’t want to be bitten by a Black Widow spider!

Not long ago, when Skip was out on a big truck, he was in an area where one had to use the portable toliets provided to the workers. He didn’t like to use them … in this case, it was a ‘had to’…

His experience should be a lesson to us all … look around you if, when you have to go … in a portable toliet!

He went inside, and as he took care of business, his eyes were drawn to the corner of the toliet. Lo, and behold … there were spiders there! Not just any spider ….

There were young Black Widow spiders moving around. Skip said he got the heck out of Dodge!

He went to the supervisor there, told him about it. Someone could be bitten by a Black Widow spider. The supervisor placed yellow tape around the toliet to prevent someone going in there.

Have you ever been bitten by a Black Widow spider? I was bitten as a very young child … the spider was beautiful with the red on it. Of course, I was attracted to the color … innocent of what a Black Widow was.

I do remember my arm being on fire, and the Emergency Room. I’ve been deathly afraid of Black Widows, and any spider since. I can’t even put my finger on one … in a photo!

Photo/Story owned by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka &grannygee

 

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One thought on “Black Widow Spiders!

  1. We have false black widows which look similar and have a nasty bite, but only fatal in rare instances! 😦

    I’ve been bitten by a variety of bugs, but NEVER a spider! 🙂

    My mate Rick kept a Goliath Tarantula in a fish tank – it was the size of a dinner plate and he had to keep a brick on top of the lid to stop it escaping!!! 🙂

    Why he insisted on strange pets I’ll never know – he even had a couple of Chipmunks in a large cage and they moved like lightening!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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