Dr. Jerome Goddard, entomologist with the Mississippi Department of Health, said the poisonous Brown Widow spider that is a cousin to the well-known Black Widow, is now calling the Mississippi Gulf Coast home.
"The tropical Brown Widow spider .... has recently been captured in many locations along the Mississippi Gulf Coast," Goddard said in a news release Tuesday.
>.< While tests show that the brown widow's venom isn't as strong as the black widow's.. it's still poisonous to humans. And being a total aracniphobic.. this makes me cring and get all bleeahahaha!!