Reddit User Finds Black Widow Egg Sac In His Shoe

/ 3 years ago


A user on Reddit, going by the name of TheDopeGodfather, has kicked up a bit of a viral storm thanks to a rather shocking discovery in his shoe. On inspecting his shoe he discovered the egg sac of the Black Widow Spider, one of the world’s most lethal and venomous spiders. The discovery triggered a rather urgent response to deal with the infestation in his house. In fact his response was to burn the shoe and to be honest I don’t blame him. I am not really too bothered by spiders myself but a Black Widow is in a league of its own.

One Reddit user suggested freezing the Egg Sac and shoe in a ZipLoc bag in the freezer to kill it but TheDopeGodfather explained that:

“You try telling my wife that I’m going to put a shoe full of black widows in the freezer, and let me know how that goes for ya”

If there’s a lesson to take away from this all it is to always check your shoes! The Black Widow has numerous different types of species and is prevalent in the Americas, Africa, Australia and Oceania, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean coastal regions. If you happen to live in Mainland Europe or the UK (like me) then you probably shouldn’t worry about checking your shoes too frequently.



Images courtesy of Reddit (User – TheDopeGodfather)

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  • Vee

    Cheers to never being able to put my shoes on again, without thinking a spider is going to bite me, or it’s sack will hatch and all the baby spiders will think my foot it their first meal. Why did I google spiders just before bed?