Friday, November 30, 2007

Black Widow Now On Display

The venomous black widow spider that hitched a ride on a metal spool shipment from Tennessee to Westlake is now on display at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. Details of the stowaway spider's surprise arrival at a Westlake manufacturing company were detailed yesterday by various media outlets, including television stations WJW, WKYC and WOIO, along with WTAM radio. The Associated Press even picked up the story and sent it statewide! Follow the links to check out some of that coverage.
Here's a tip if you want to view the spider in our Invertebrates Exhibit... she seems to prefer hanging to the underside of the lid to her habitat, so you may have to kneel down and look up to view the distinctive red hourglass that makes the black widow unique. Thanks to Planetarium Director Jay Reynolds for the capturing the macro photo of her.

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