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Found a Black Widow in the Grapes?! Answered

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I just got a package of grapes from Costco and what do I find? A Black Widow. Note that I live in Washington; Brown Recluse territory, not Black Widow. It's ironic because I just watched a news story on this.

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Doctor What (author)2008-11-23

That's weird. I usually never see any black widows here (washington), but this year, I've seen two. I found one during the beginning of the fall, and another just a couple of days ago in the garage. But I'm smurt! I put my shoe on the end of a pool cue and squished it from 5 feet away! It's guts were brown...

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Doctor What (author)KentsOkay2008-11-24

Why's that cruel? I'm not afraid of spiders, and prefer not to kill them, but I don't want any black widows around. Even though it's very, very unlikely to get bitten, and it is very, very unlikely to kill me even if I do. I've got too many pets and people around my house to take the risk.

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Kiteman (author)2008-11-23

Are you sure? Let's have a better shot of the top of its abdomen.

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Kiteman (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-11-23

Cool. If you were in the UK, the next thing to do would be to contact the local TV news...

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So your last name is Pitts?

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Doctor What (author)GorillazMiko2008-11-24

I have a friend at school named Pitts. Well, that's his last name. But that's what everybody refers to him by...

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No, that was the ironic news story I mentioned.

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Doctor What (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-11-23

"suggests that you kill it by putting it in the freezer". Or you could light it on fire and hope the atrocity screams...

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Doctor What2008-11-23

I think I'll give it to my biology teacher. Hope the jar doesn't break in my backpack...

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Kiteman (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-11-24

Leave the jar in the fridge for half an hour before you go to school, make it sleepy.

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Kiteman2008-11-24

Make sure to cover it before leaving it in the fridge...

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-11-24

I put it in a small vial of preservatives. It's sitting on my desk, next to the shark.

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Plasmana (author)Kiteman2008-11-24

There has been a report that a black window spider has been found in a supermarket with the bananas...

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-11-23

Good thing you didn't eat it..

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KentsOkay (author)2008-11-24

Cool! Don't kill it, poor liddle guy is more confused than you.

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KentsOkay (author)KentsOkay2008-11-24

They only bite if threatened, I've picked up both widows and brown recluses, barehanded, and not been bitten.

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thematthatter (author)2008-11-24

call up costco and you can get your money back.

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skunkbait (author)2008-11-23

If you ate it, you could sue Costco.... Or at least your next of kin could sue Costco.

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n8man (author)2008-11-23

Get a highe speed shot of it moving. jk Good thing it didn't bite you!

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