Okay, maybe not, but I definitely could have been badly hurt. So my landlord tells me that the bill for the sprinkler system was oddly high this month so she needed me to check the water meter in the front lawn. "Sure", I said, but little did I know that by checking this for her, I would have my brush with death.
The water meter looks like this:
I'm sure you know how you would open this. Stick your finger in the hole and pull the little flap open, right? That's what I did...and this is what I found.
A black widow. She was right next to the hole that I had stuck my finger in. Yes. Yes. Yes! I'm sure you can imagine how I felt. Now before all of you brave, woodsy, hippies reply to this post and say that most spiders will not attack you unless they feel
threatened, let me just say this. I totally was rough when I opened the flap. I brutally jabbed my finger in the hole and threw the flap open (she def. could have felt threatened and bit me)
Thank God all is well. We called an exterminator and to my dismay he played with her for a while before he killed her.