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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This blog's public service announcement for Washington State re: Spiders

It's nothing new. We have venomous spiders here in Washington State but mainly only four of those here will give you a pretty rugged ride if you get bit by them. The Black Widow, the False (Fake) Black Widow, the Yellow Sac and the Hobo spider.

Though there's a helluva lot more spiders out here in our neck of the woods they're really not ornery enough nor do they pack enough of a wallop to draw the attention of the top four. For the record, we "officially" do not have the brown recluse here. Though I've heard of circumstances where they've been transferred here in boxes by our fellow countrymen/women from those states who do have them and back in 1971 I had the honor of having been bit by one while working as a pump jockey at a local gas station. Thank the Good Lord for military dependent medicine. Madigan Hospital recognized it for what it was, treated it and the affects of it was gone in a couple of weeks.

The west side's too cool and wet for them to hang around for any length of time but they've been known to "visit" when tourists invade. However, I believe the east side of the state could be an ideal area for them if the critters ever decide to take hold.

Either way, this spider info is my public service announcement that I used to send out to those who worked with me and those who I associated with over the past thirty or more years. I try to upgrade it as much as possible. I've also provided a link to Washington State's official guv'ment website re: Spiders...

Here's that link, for what it's worth.

Anyways, enjoy your summer. Or what's left of it.

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