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Monday, April 18, 2011

Femme fatale

 With the telltale red hourglass visible on her abdomen, a female black widow spider crawls over the surface of a mirror in Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, April 18, 2011.  The venom of the female black widow is a neurotoxin and dangerous to humans.  The spider was discovered living inside a business in downtown Roseburg.
 It was a little scary, but fun shooting the black widow under studio lights. 
 She was a bit feisty, but settled down for her closeup.
Believe it or not, we have enormous spiders in Oregon.

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