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.