Ok, so remember how I said I was befriending the spiders at my house.
Well, apparently they don't want to be my friend.
These are 9 of the 12 bites I received near my knee from the wolf/or funnel/or whatever mean/angry/aggressive/spiders that live in our grass and compost. (I know they are wolf spiders - I need to get a good picture to show you - but whenever I get close enough to one to get a good shot I don't normally think of grabbing the camera first - I am reaching more for the baseball bat) Got these lovelies while ripping up grass for our new flower bed...must have ticked one off pretty good. Funny, but I couldn't even feel it when it happened - nor did I see the culprit -all I know is that is wasn't an ant or a mosquito - I've had those bites...this one was different. For one I felt a burning pain down my leg for 10 minutes afterwards, then itching and swelling...and this is how it looks 3 days later...still red and angry...even after 2 double doses of Benedryll. Picture just doesn't do justice.