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Old 08-17-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Black Widow

Out looking at LP tank covers and found this little lady. Just a little reminder to watch out for these guys.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Nasty little things. We have lots of them around our water troughs for the horses here in Georgia. Good reminder!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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The biggest one I have ever seen in my life was at a dump station...she was the size of my thumb...and hiding on the was spigot mount...

One good thing, it's not to hard to notice them by the type of web they weave...
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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The biggest one I have ever seen in my life was at a dump station...she was the size of my thumb...and hiding on the was spigot mount...

One good thing, it's not to hard to notice them by the type of web they weave...
Yes. Usually sloppy webs. I killed about 30-40 of them last week on my rock walls.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:57 PM   #5
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Not having to ordinarily worry about poisonous spiders up in the Great White North, I'm glad we didn't run across any of these on our recent trip down south earlier this month!
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:58 PM   #6
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We are having an inordinate amount of all insects....is it the heat? It is Texas, but I have had to watch out for both black widows and brown recluse spiders....closely, this past month or so. Same kind of webs and like similar hidey holes.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:41 PM   #7
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The reason why I'm always setting off bug bombs in our traylah. And the reason why Mr. B. has to pull the mattress out before every trip so I can make sure there are no webs or eight-legged monsters in Ezzie's bedchambers. I dig through everything, spraying, lighting, etc. Won't leave towels, sheets, etc.

Damn spiders. And ants. And mice. And most of all, the most hated of all, snakes! (We've never had one of those that I know of, and I hope, please Lord, that we never do!) Anything that isn't human or canine in our traylah dies the most horrible death I can think up for it. I always hope rumors of the gruesome tragedy will reach its friends and family.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:56 PM   #8
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Most spiders are harmless and it has been said you are never more than 8 feet away from one. They eat other bugs, so killing them may not reduce the total bug count at all. Spraying all that insecticide is probably more harmful to you than the chance of meeting a deadly bug.

I haven't seen a black widow for more than 55 years and that was in NYC. My father was about to walk into the web one evening, I was right behind him and pulled him back before he did. I'm told where we live now, black widows and scorpions are found, but I've never seen a scorpion either. And no rattlers. Am I in an alternate universe? Mountain lions are another matter—one killed 2 sheep down the road a couple of week ago.

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LawChick, I love how your tagline reads "Live the life you've dreamed" ... which seems to be crawling frantically around your trailer killing things.
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Most spiders are harmless and it has been said you are never more than 8 feet away from one. They eat other bugs, so killing them may not reduce the total bug count at all. Spraying all that insecticide is probably more harmful to you than the chance of meeting a deadly bug.
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Oh, Gene---you are always so very calm and rational.

We don't like spiders, that's the thing. It's all those legs.

Don't like to see them or have them sneak up on us nor walk into their webs in the semi-dark. We don't CARE if they're harmless!!

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We have black widows here, but they have always been small. The biggest one I ever saw was in Ashland, OR. It had made it's home on the rules board at a campground we stayed at, so it was the first thing you saw when you got there, and it was HUGE - made me want to keep on driving!
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In the bellypan

Found when pulling the bellypan off. It was a big one. made me real careful with the rest. There were no more.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #13
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Black Widows are very common here in So. NV.
We were always told the smaller ones can do more harm and if cornered they will jump on you.
The only place I like to see them is squashed on the bottom of my boot.
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Spiders (some are real big!) are very common here, along with scorpions, snakes, lizards,and yes, the occasional mountain lion in the back yard.
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