English: Wolf spider Deutsch: Wolfspinne Русский: Паук волк (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yesterday Breitbart reported that a Redding, California, apartment resident recently killed a wolf spider. The story does not seem particularly newsworthy until you look at the details.
The article reports:
The Redding Record Searchlight reports that the unidentified resident of the Redding apartment complex tried to kill a wolf spider with a torch lighter but ended up setting fire to a mattress.
Fire officials say the fire spread from the mattress to several flags and curtains inside the man’s bedroom. It also torched a bedroom closet but did not spread to any other apartments in the complex.
KMOV reports that other residents unsuccessfully attempted to extinguish the fire with a garden hose before the fire department came.
Firefighters put out the blaze and no injuries were reported. However, the fire caused $11,000 in damage to the resident’s apartment and forced residents to find another place to live after fire officials deemed the apartment “uninhabitable.”
The Redding Fire Department posted a friendly reminder to Facebook warning those trying to kill spiders not to use fire to exterminate them.
I can totally relate to this story and I believe that I have family members who can also relate. Enough said.