You thought the false widow spider was bad...but now the deadly black widow has arrived in Britain

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    Venomous black widow spiders are invading Britain - and they're far MORE dangerous than their false widow cousins.

    The eight-legged critters, capable of killing humans, are arriving from the US by boat and have been spotted several times on these shores.

    Ecologist Graeme Skinner reportedly told the Daily Star: "Black widows have come this year.

    "They managed to survive on shipments from the States.

    "On two occasions it was just a single one but on another we had six black widows come in together.

    "We had one batch come in stuck underneath a camper van from Arizona."

    The black widow spiders - which live across America - are infamous for their gruesome mating rituals.

    After mating, the female often eats her unfortunate partner, explaining how the spiders came to be named black widows.

    While the female's venom is extremely potent, and requires medical treatment, it doesn't usually kill healthy humans.

    However, children and the elderly are at risk, and the most lethal spider bites in the world do come from the black widow.

    If bitten by a black widow spider, you can expect pain, cramping, and tremors.

    Victims may also experience nausea, fainting, and problems with their breathing.


    Source: themirror
     
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    False widows aren't even bad. They have never killed anybody and never will. Just the papers hyping s**t up! This is bollox aswell a few spiders on shipments ain't exactly being over run is it!
     
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    :lmfao: that aint even a black widow spider lol its an Australian redback haha
     
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    Ill let it bite me then Ill die then it will be real.
     
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    True, but Still wouldn't want to get bit by one haha.

    I don't know my spiders Hax hahaa. Just seen it from a reliable source that was all.
     
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    The Mirror isn't a reliable source either paddy :lol:
     
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    Have u never heard the expression Paddy "Don't trust what u read in the newspapers"!!!
     
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    Black widows aren't even that dangerous. Something like 13 people die a year from them. So very rare. Funnel web spider is much worse. Redback widow is also worse.
     
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    They're innocent :p and are more afraid of us then we are of them
     
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    I could be rong but wunt they freeze to death here in the uk coz I no I am lol (im not a spider by the way)
     
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    Lol, I've lived in the states, all around black widows, and never ever have seen one, or been bit by one, I only know one person who was bit by one, and he lived.
     
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    The UK Winter will kill them off, Its far to cold for them over here!
     
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