Somewhat OT - spiders
Just did a web search... dogs are virtually immune to redback venom, and
AFAIK, redbacks are just an antipodean cousin to your black widows. Cats are
still far less effected by spider bites, weight for weight, than human
beings (including your brown recluse), but can still show some nasty,
although rarely fatal, effects.
There was a guy who used to post here who lost a few cats because of an
infestation of brown recluse spiders in his house. I don't remember exactly
where he lived, but it was in the USA. It was a really sad story as I
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