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Animal Teachings: Spider bites!

If you are arachnophobic, you might want to skip this post!

Jumping spider. I don't know if this is what's been biting me, 
but we find these in the house all the time!

I am told that spider bites are rare, yet over the past few months, I have been bitten in my sleep several times.  My boyfriend, who sleeps right next to me, has not been bitten.  There are no spiders living in our mattress, and there are not a lot of webs in the house.  We do see spiders in the house quite often, and in particular, he has caught a few jumping spiders in our bedroom, so even if we are not infested, I know they are there.  (Spiders freak me out a little, but I respect them, and I am not arachnophobic.) We never, ever kill spiders that show up in our house, if it can be avoided.  Our standard MO is to collect the little (or not-so-little!) beasty and escort him/her outside.

The bites are not making me sick. They just itch like hell!  (I don't know that it is the jumpers that are biting me.  I do