Monday, September 15, 2008

Yikes!

So I was feeding the dogs and sat down to keep the peace when...yup...I looked up and there was a spider in the window above the washing machine. A big black one...which turned out to be a Black Widow. I wasn't sure at first since there was a red stripe down her back, but there was definitely an hourglass on her belly. I looked it up. A juvenile often has coloring on the back until it molts. Thank God it's probably not old enough to have laid eggs anywhere!

I totally have the creeps now. This is coming after killing a small scorpion in the house last week. Those at least are not poisonous...but still!

Now I'm going to have the creepy-crawlies and not be able to sleep tonight. I'd rather a snake slithered through the crack under the door. That I can handle.

4 comments:

AJ said...

Ewww to scorpions, spiders, and snakes!

Cheryl said...

A scorpion bit our German Shepherd on the nose years ago! It was crawling across our living room floor and he went over to sniff it!
YUCK! Haven't seen one since!

Laura said...

Very scary. I don't know if I would be able to sleep!!

mel_fitz said...

a plain old spider i could live with. black widow? notsomuch.