Beware The Brown Widow Spiders

by The Editors on September 28, 2009

Brown WidowEvery morning when we go outside it seems like we’re walking into one big spider web. Seems like bits of web are catching us at every turn. We’re just hoping it’s not the newest poisonous invader whose work we keep running into.

According to a story on KTLA.com the Brown Widow spider in invading SoCal.

Originally from South Africa, the brown widow spiders were first spotted in San Diego in 2004. . . Experts say they have multiplied by the thousands and have been found as far north as Carlsbad and as far south as Imperial Beach. . . The brown widow’s venom is more potent than the venom of its cousin, the black widow, and one bite can send a person to the hospital.

We think we saw one on our fence the other day. Ouch.

[Link: KTLA]

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