Stop the Presses, Spider in the Newsroom!

Brown Recluse Spider
Brown Recluse Spider

I don’t mind spiders.  My mom says I actually ate one when I was a kid.  I scold my colleagues when they stomp on one.  But this one was different.  I picked it up to take it outside… and it kept jumping off my folder…

Our helicopter pilot said “that’s a brown recluse.  kill it.”

So there it was.  I was about to save a spider that could have killed me.  There’s a lesson in there.  But it’s newstime and I’ll have to figure it out later.  For now… here’s a photo.  I’d never seen one before.  They’re native to midwestern and southern states, and poisonous.

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