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Black widow spiders seem to be universally feared. But who's scared of a brown widow? The black widow should be quaking all eight of its boots, a new study suggests. In the United States, there's a new widow in town. The brown widow. And scientists say it may be taking over some native western black widow territory.
At 72 sites, the researchers found 20 times as many brown widow spiders as black widows. Here's the creepy part: They frequently found them under outdoor tables and chairs, and in tiny spaces in walls, fences and other objects. The good news: Neither spider was found in the living spaces of houses, the scientists said in a statement.
They won't bite on purpose, they are completely unaggressive, and you would have to press your skin to their mouth to get a bite, BUT IF YOU DO get a bite, they are even more dangerous than the black widow!
For the record, I'd rather find a grizzly bear or alligator in my garage than a damn spider. They really creep me out, they are sneaky, and they are dangerous, and I really, really don't like them!
This is nooo joke. I lived in the Mojave desert for over 20 years, the brown recluse is the worst. I am not afraid of a black widow, don't want one to bite me; but, it is only painful. The brown recluse will cause you to lose limbs or die.
Originally posted by buni11687
I wouldnt freak out too much if I was bit by a black widow or brown widow, but those brown recluses give me nightmares
Redbacks are considered one of the most dangerous species of spider in Australia. The redback spider has a neurotoxic venom that is toxic to humans with bites causing severe pain, often for over 24 hours. An antivenom is commercially available, and since its introduction in 1956 there have been no deaths due to Redback bites.