I don’t know why people hate them so much, they are so fascinating! I understand that they are poisonous, but you just have to keep a healthy distance! As a child my mother scared the spit out of me, just teaching me about black widows. For those of you who have heard my black widow/tarantula story, you know my childhood fright problem. I am the kind of person that if I learn about what I am afraid of, then I’m not afraid of it any more. So I have learned a lot about widows and am no longer afraid. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t play with them or touch them or anything. Stupid I am not. But they are very interesting…really!!

a widow
I took this picture outside last night, outside in the back yard. Then we smashed her!!