San Diego man accused of possessing p...

San Diego man accused of possessing poisonous spider in Minot

There are 9 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 20, 2010, titled San Diego man accused of possessing poisonous spider in Minot. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Minot police say a San Diego man has been charged with possession of a poisonous spider.

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citylights

Watertown, MN

#1 Sep 20, 2010
Yikes! Lived in Oregon for a spell and there were black widows there too, along with rattlers. Everyone had a cat outside to kill the rattlers when they molted and came down from the hills to the river.
free in mn

United States

#2 Sep 20, 2010
citylights wrote:
Yikes! Lived in Oregon for a spell and there were black widows there too, along with rattlers. Everyone had a cat outside to kill the rattlers when they molted and came down from the hills to the river.
Thanx a lot, CL. Hope you lived far away from Portland, which I visited several times when my son lived there. I wanted to see the 'rugged shores'. No wonder they "never had time" to take me.:>/

Oh, who do you think the spider was for?
monkeybot

Washington, DC

#3 Sep 20, 2010
Really? The "insect" was a black widow spider?
free in mn

United States

#4 Sep 20, 2010
monkeybot wrote:
Really? The "insect" was a black widow spider?
Read the article again: "...officials from the Minot zoo confirmed it was a female black widow spider..."
adamh2o

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 20, 2010
free in mn wrote:
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Read the article again: "...officials from the Minot zoo confirmed it was a female black widow spider..."
I think his point was that a spider is not an insect, it's an arachnid.
free in mn

United States

#6 Sep 20, 2010
adamh2o wrote:
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I think his point was that a spider is not an insect, it's an arachnid.
Gotcha. That flew right over my head. Sorry.
Rusty Shackelford

Cottage Grove, MN

#7 Sep 20, 2010
What gave him away was his leather T-shirt and rubber underwear.
spiders suck

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Sep 21, 2010
I was so fascinated with those spiders when I moved from MN to NV and saw my first black widow in the garage.

Then I learned they are EVERYWHERE out here, and a person who wants to find them will need about 1 minute to do so.

They're really not a big deal if you keep them out of your home. I know just one person who's been bitten, and they're still among the living...

The creepier things are the rattle snakes, tarantulas and scorpions.
nobody

Minot, ND

#9 May 22, 2012
LOL only in Minot, North Dakota could an incident as stupid as this make it in the news. They have nothing else to report up there in the middle of nowhere!

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