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Saturday, 7 February 2009

Spider bite puts Wareham woman in hospital

A spider fan says she will think twice about picking one up again after a bite left her in hospital.

Mandy Matzen, 46, was bitten by what is known as a false widow spider – or steatoda – which are similar in appearance to the highly poisonous black widow.

Mandy, who has a tarantula of her own, is warning people to be careful after she spent several hours in hospital.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Saturday 7th February 2009

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