Kitchen Widow

I don’t know if Black Widows are coming out of the woodwork because the weather is changing or if I simply hadn’t noticed kitchen window Widow because a plant was in the way. Barely 2 days after discovering basement Widow #8, kitchen widow has made its presence known.

My house is old; built in the 1930’s, and crying for a fresh coat of paint. My kitchen is first in line – the reason I moved the plants off the windowsill to give it a good wash and sanding. I caught sight of kitchen widow after moving plants; reaching over to give the sill a good wash – I saw her. In all honesty it was her pile of insect carcasses that caught my attention – like a pile of bones outside a troll’s cave.

Probably not the best photo of kitchen Widow; taken on my phone at a strange angle, doing little to showcase her distinctive black “bulb” of a body. Never the less, I assure you it’s there. I think it would be safe to say – my house is officially infested with Black Widows. I don’t want to disturb kitchen Widow too much – at least I know where she is, and it looks like she’s been there a while. The last thing I need is to make her mad before I can figure a way out of this problem.

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18 thoughts on “Kitchen Widow

  1. Here in the u.k. we’re noticing a greater abundance of fake widow spiders – Britain’s most venomous spider. šŸ˜€ Their bite isn’t fatal, but some unfortunate people do react badly. We’ve got loads of spiders in the house just now … probably coming inside for the winter. šŸ˜€ I like spiders.

  2. May be word got around in the Black Widow community that you were a very nice host, so friends and family have decided to come and enjoy your home… But I am with you, this is a little eerie.

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