Couple finds brown widow spider in Oregon City

Couple finds brown widow spider in Oregon City


WENT OFF. SHE THEN LEFT. POLICE FOUND HER A SHORT TIME LATER AND WAS ARRESTED. NO ONE WAS HURT. JEFF: IT’S A FIRST FOR THE STATE OF OREGON — A VENOMOUS SPIDER MAKES ITS WAY TO OUR REGION AFTER AN OREGON CITY COUPLE FOUND A BROWN WIDOW HIDING IN THEIR YARD. JENNIFER: I CAN’T STAND IT! EXPERTS WHO ARE NOW INVESTIGATING TO SEE HOW BIG OF A PROBLEM THIS COULD BE, VELENA? VELENA: THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A SPIDER YOU WOULD EXPECT TO FIND IN YOUR BACKYARD. IT IS ORIGINALLY FROM AFRICA. THIS IS THE FIRST CONFIRMED SITE IN OREGON. WE DO NOT HAVE A LOT VENOMOUS SPIDERS IN OUR AREA. IF THERE ARE MORE BROWN WIDOWS FOUND AND THEY WERE ABLE TO SURVIVE THE WINTER, EXPERTS SAY IT COULD DOUBLE THE AMOUNT IN OUR REGION. THIS CREEPY CRAWLER IS WHAT AN EMPLOYEE AT AXIOM PEST CONTROL FOUND WHILE HE WAS OFF THE JOB UNDER HIS OWN BARBECUE GRILL. THE ORANGE HOURGLASS AND SPIKY EGG SAC TIPPED OFF THE MAN WHO BROUGHT IT INTO HIS BOSS TO IDENTIFY. IN THIS CASE, THE WIDOW ALREADY HAD A NEXT SACK — HAD AN EGG SAC, AND IT WAS INSIDE THE JAR AS WELL. WHEN I SAW THAT, WE DECIDED TO TAPE UP THAT JAR RIGHT THEN BECAUSE THOSE LITTLE BABIES HATCHED OUT. THERE WAS A JAR FULL OF THE BABIES AS WELL. VELENA: WINSON SENT THE SPIDER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WHO CONFIRMED THEIR SUSPICIONS OF A BROWN WIDOW. JOSHUA VLACH’S TEAM SEARCHED THE RIVERCREST NEIGHBORHOOD. WHILE HE DIDN’T FIND ANY MORE OF THE VENOMOUS SPIDER, THE SEARCH ISN’T OVER. I PERSONALLY FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE ONLY SPIDER IN THE AREA. THAT WOULD BE SUPER LUCKY 7:52 — THAT WOULD BE SUPER LUCKY, THAT IT WAS THAT ONE SPIDER THAT CAME OUT OF THE BOX THAT CAME FROM CALIFORNIA THAT HAPPENED TO CRAWL UNDERNEATH THE GUY’S BARBECUE GRILL. VELENA: IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW THE WIDOW MOVED NORTH. EXPERTS’ BEST GUESS IS IT CAME FROM SOMEONE TRAVELING. A BROWN WIDOW CAN CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF PAIN, FEVER, AND MUSCLE SPASMS LIKE A BLACK WIDOW, BUT VLACH SAYS THERE IS NO REASON TO PANIC. THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S NOT IN YOUR BACKYARD NEXT. THIS IS THE ONE EGG SAC THAT WAS FOUND BY THE OWNER. NEXT SPRING, ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIND THEM? THAT WILL BE A KEY IMPORTANT FACTOR IN WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS THIS MAY POSE FOR THE REGION. VELENA: AGAIN THE MESSAGE IS TO NOT PANIC, BUT TO BE CAUTIOUS. IF YOU DO THINK YOU HAVE SPOTTED A BROWN WIDOW, YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. JENNIFER: I AM OVER HERE ALREADY PANICKING.

3 thoughts on “Couple finds brown widow spider in Oregon City

  1. Dude I SWEAR I FOUND A BROWN WIDOW HERE IN SEATTLE last month. I had it in a cup till i made a few calls. And my girl through the shit away while cleaning out side. THE WEB WAS HELLA CRAZY

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