It didn’t take me long to get my first spider bite. Darn it!
In Texas, I got bit by a black widow and a brown recluse.
I don’t even know what kind of spider it was that got me this evening. I walked into the kitchen – it was getting dark but not really dark so I hadn’t turned the light on. I briefly caught a glimpse of a spider on the edge of the countertop and it went under the edge. I grabbed a paper towel and was trying to crush it under the countertop (without being able to see it). It must have jumped onto my shirt without me knowing. I knew I didn’t get it so I walked away and was fixing myself a snack and I felt an intense stinging on the back of my neck, just into my hair. I smashed it and there wasn’t enough left to identify – brown and rather unidentifiable.
I saw enough of it on the counter that I don’t think it was a recluse. Vince said you normally don’t feel their sting/bite and I felt this one. It wasn’t a black widow so . . I hope for the best and guess if you don’t hear from me again, you’ll know it was a really bad spider. 🙂
Seriously, it’s been about three hours and I don’t feel bad so I think I’ll be ok.