Saturday, November 10, 2012

Along Came a Spider

The latest addition to the Burro Hall Mexican Wildlife Preserve: an infestation of black widow spiders!  Okay, "infestation" may be a touch dramatic - so far, two - but when you're from Brooklyn, there's really no acceptable number of black widow spiders in your home.


The Google tells us this is an immature female Latrodectus hesperus, and that, while "its bite is particularly harmful to humans... Latrodectus bites rarely kill humans if proper medical treatment is provided." The Google is frustratingly vague as to what constitutes "proper medical treatment," so we plan to self-medicate with a healthy dose of dynamite administered to the foundation of Burro Hall Headquarters. Posting may be light while we relocated to a hermetically sealed office park north of the border.

5 comments:

Dave said...

Not exactly a cute little bugger.

Rather makes one a bit skittish around the house, no?

ckg said...

I think that might be a brown widow rather than a black widow. Not that that should reassure you any. Just around the corner from your corporate headquarters, Christina and Fausto found one recently.

Byron said...

The antidote probably involves limes and a shot of tequila. Man up and swat that thing with your shoe. Or get the interns to do it while you're standing on the table.

ElleCancun said...

I would freak if we found a black widow over here... We've had scorpions, and those were bad enough to make me move after 6 months. Fear for my poor puppies. Okay, and me a little....

Burro Hall said...

I'll take this over scorpions any day - which may not make sense, but since when is fear rational?