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Black widow spider population boom 2012 07 12

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The poisonous spider is thriving in this years hot steamy summer.
Black widow spider population boom 2012 07 12

A hot steamy summer and mild winter are breeding a population boom in black widow spiders. The notorious bugs are identified by a colored hourglass-shaped mark on black bodies. There are several species of the spider that go by the name 'black widow' including the Australian Redback Spider.

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