Well... here it is. I've never actually seen one in the flesh before. A Black Widow Spider. Yikes. My friend Alex Morgado caught this under his porch. I told him to bring it over before it died and we'd immortalize it. I've always heard that they are native to this area. It's really, really black... except for that red. P.S. As usual, you can click on the images to get a larger view.