Sunday, October 4, 2009
Black Widow Crawls Into Laval Home
A family tradition turned up a frightening surprise this fall when the Del Gaudio family made their annual batch of wine; a black widow spider was crawling among their grapes.
Black as night with a red hourglass stamp on its belly, the venomous arachnid likely made its way into the Laval home after grapes in California were packed into a refrigerated truck, where the creature went into mini-hibernation, awakening once the crates were opened in Quebec.
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My Comment: As an amateur wine maker .... I now have one more worry to think about.