A few days ago I was checking over the chicken tractor in anticipation of our next batch of broilers and what a surprise was waiting for me.
The Black Widow is such a pretty spider, but not one to get close up and personal with. I finally got around to smashing it this weekend so I could start using the feed hopper again. Luckily she hadn't reproduced yet, which I could tell by the presence of the male close by. Part of the mating ritual of Black Widows often involves the female eating the male for extra nutrition.