Friday, March 5, 2010

Koppick Knob-Black Widow

Most of the insects and wildlife are harmless. However there are a few things that have a reputation for being deadly. Black widows usually avoid humans preferring dark, moist places. This black widow made the poor choice of setting up house in my cousin's mailbox. My cousin is terrified of spiders. As a child, I would always have to go first when we walked through the woods to clear the pathway of spider webs. I was terrified of snakes, so we had a trade off. She would take care of the snakes and I would take care of the spiders. Thus forty plus years later, when she found the spider in the mailbox, I took care of it for her.

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