Anorak News | Black Widow Spider Settles In Britain, Attacks Man

Black Widow Spider Settles In Britain, Attacks Man

by | 20th, May 2009

black-widowAS MEDIA scare stories go, the summer’s first KILLER CREATURE tale of the black widow spider making her home in Britain is a decent effort.

Anorak reader Bat E Bird writes:
A deadly spider related to the Black Widow is spreading across Britain because of climate change, experts have warned.

The False Widow, a purple and black creature with a body the size of a 1p piece, is said to carry enough venom to kill a human…..

Mind you, this bit confused me:

In January, Lyn Mitchell became critically ill after she was bitten by one of the creatures while in bed at her home in Egremont, west Cumbria.

Ms Mitchell, 52, suffered a serious allergic reaction to the bite and was rushed to hospital.

So she was ill because of an allergy. That can happen with a bee sting.

But the story says that bees are a victim of cliamte change, right…

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