December Widow

Black Widow
It’s the middle of December, but in this climate controlled building it might as well be April, at least to this Black Widow. I found her under some bleachers while tracking some mice. If the conditions are right, you’ll find insects and arachnids active all year long. I frequently get asked if the bugs are done for the winter. I never quite know how to answer that. Outside, maybe. At western tip of Texas, southern New Mexico, the temperatures are generally mild so it’s no surprise to see a scorpion cruising around in January. On the inside, anything is possible.

blackwidow inside
Black Widow in for the winter

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