Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I stared death in the face yesterday.

Sort of.

My wife found this guy on the back steps of the building in which we work.

Yup. A black widow spider.

Now, their bite is rarely fatal, but it their toxins do a bunch of nasty stuff to your body resulting in severe muscle and abdominal pain. if one of these ladies were to bite you, you'd know it.

So, braving, if not death, but certain physical discomfort, (and trying not to scream like a hysterical schoolgirl) I snapped a couple of pictures before finally vanquishing the foe.

I put paid to the bitch with the sole of my size 10's. That's one black widow that won't be tempting suitors anytime soon.

All in a day`s work for your run-of-the-mill working class hero.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Where the hell did that come from? Black widow spiders aren't native to Canada, insofar as I know (?)

M. D. Jackson said...

Latrodectus hesperus, the western black widow, native to western Canada, the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and Mexico.

Paladin said...

M.D., rockin' the Animal Control Canadian style! We need to get you a hatcam :)

Kal said...

I would have be most disappointed with you if you DIDN'T squish that evile bug. Damn those bugs who have relatives that burst into flames. I know. I saw the movie. It was called BUG. What? Someone answer that phone!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Holy crap! I didn't know that they are native to western Canada -- eeeeeeeeeeeeek!

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