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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Warning: Brown Widow Spider

We got this warning today. I had never heard of it. It hangs out much like the Black Widow under rocks, trash, or dark parts of your home. Instead of being shiny black the Brown Widow can be any color from sandy to black depending on the age. It's legs are two toned with alternating sections of colors. The Brown Widow has an hour glass shape of yellow or orange instead of the red. Their bite tends to be a little less intensive then their famous cousin but not to be ignored. Stay safe, watch where you put your hands when doing work around the house or yard.

11 comments:

FrankandMary said...

I know a Blond Widow very much like the Black Widow, human-version. I'd never heard of a brown widow either.

TexWisGirl said...

had not heard of them, either!

JOHN said...

Be careful,funny thing I just posted a blog about raised Garden boxes Im going to spray underneath just to be safe Thanks for stopping by Paula and commenting

S. J. Qualls said...

Golly, now something else that's creeping me out. Never heard of these.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I learned about them several years ago. We have both black and brown widows all over here! They are always creating nests on my patio!!

jack69 said...

FrankandMary is right, there are some tough widows out there!!!! (Or so I hear from Jimmy!)

It they are Texans just keep 'em rounded up! (smile)

Jon said...

Spiders are my one phobia - - I'm terrified of them. I never heard of the brown widow. Thanks for the warning.

TARYTERRE said...

I had a big old tarantula looking spider on my arm the other day. scared me to death. Will be on the lookout for this one you mentioned.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is a new bit of news for me...never heard of the brown widow. Now I have MORE to be squeamish about...and not sure I want to do any yard work.

troutbirder said...

I think we freeze them out in the winter...:)

Chatty Crone said...

I have heard of the brown recluse not the brown widow!