False widow spider fears in Sheffield

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Housewife Michelle Beet came across this suspicious-looking spider on the washing line in her garden on Deerlands Mount in Parson Cross, Sheffield.

Spider found in Parson Cross. Is it the white widow?

Spider found in Parson Cross. Is it the white widow?

It looked so strange that it immediately raised fears that the creepy-crawly could be a poisonous noble false widow spider – the country’s most deadly arachnid.

 

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