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Apr 13, 2011

Black Widow Spiders

MaaMaa came upstairs one morning and found the Black Widow Spider that lived in the eves had landed in a white bowl. For two months the spider had artfully woven a tapestry to catch bugs. She captured termites and other small creatures that slipped into the old house at Sparklewood. Never once did she display aggressive behavior or try to bite me. The night before Papa and MaaMa decided it was time to capture the spider and take her out to the old garage. So what a surprise to see her! MaaMaa put out a knife as a life line and she crawled onto it. Gingerly the front door was opened and the spider let loose. We hope she is safe somewhere far away because Black Widow Spiders are considered poisonous. Now the web is gone and so is the spider. Purrs, Tankene Ice Mist


  1. Greetings,

    Spiders, we do not like spiders of any kind and we certainly respect the Black Widow as it can cause a lot of problems for humans.

    Thank you for visiting and introducing yourself and i se you are in Santa Cruz, dad was just down there yesterday to see my big sister since she attends the university there.

    As for the calendar bookmark, we will look forward to your participation, for you certainly will make a very good contender.

    We are unable to follow you at this time only because I over ride dad's Google profile and he just got it back.We are still trying to figure out how to correct this. Please be patient.

    Warmest regards,
    Miss Kitty and Egmont (dad)

  2. Thanks for greetings. My MaaMaa works at UCSC.

  3. Oh wow! I would find theese spider most fascinating to watch but my Human would be VERY scared to see one of theese particular ones...(She says living in cold Canada, she doesn't have to worry about that.) Anyway, it is so nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by our blog! Tankene Ice Mist is a gorgeous cat!