what is a spider which is dark brownish with red down its back. My son encounter

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    max111mposted 7 years ago

    what is a spider which is dark brownish with red down its back. My son encountered one in his...

    van when he removed his door panel and he said it reared up on him which gave him a fright

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    amsmovingposted 7 years ago

    Don't panic!!!! But I think that your son encountered a black widow or brown widow, many of the males in the species are brownish rather than black which is the color of the female. Be careful not to be bitten by the spider, due to the fact that they are very dangerous and highly poisonous.

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    max111mposted 7 years ago

    Hi there Amsmoving, thanks for the answer thats scary.Would we see a spider like this in the U.K. And would it rear up on you like it did on my son he had a screw driver by it  when he saw it thats when it reared up on him. We are in the West Midlands can they get this far. Max

 
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