False widow spider in my pajamas!

Feb 10, 2024 | False widow stories | 0 comments

A Close Encounter in Cork

Hey there! Hope you’re keeping well, I actually stumbled across my first false widow spider earlier today and identified it with the help of the internet.
I have nothing but good things to say about it honestly!

I typically tend to keep my pajamas on if I know I’m not going out for the day, so I had them on for quite a while. I went to use the toilet, sat down, pulled my phone out and felt a little tickle on the side of my knee. I figured it was just a stray hair or something and went to knock it off, only to see a spider that was nested there beginning to move around, probably after I woke it from its nap. I was a little scared at first, after all there was a spider in my pants for who knows how long, and its back even looked like a skull, but I took it off my leg, set it on the floor, snapped a picture and did some research.
I live in County Cork and although I can’t say all of them are safe, this one at least didn’t bite me even when I handled it to move it somewhere safer than my leg.

I don’t know exactly how long it was there but I like to think it shows that you really need to go out of your way to scare them into biting. It was chilling on my leg for a while, and even let me handle it all without getting hostile. I’ll definitely be checking my clothes from now on though.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Aaron, County Cork.

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