I stared death in the face yesterday.
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?