Sunday evening a mate and I were going lamping fox. He was coming to my house and then we were going to a couple of local farms. On arrival at my house he left his wellies outside the kitchen door before he came in. He was only in the house for about 5 minutes during which time my Mrs had spotted his wellies and decided to put some kitchen roll into them so he would think something had crawled in there when he went to put them back on. (Brave woman going anywhere near the inside of his wellies).
As we went to leave I saw a spider on the kitchen ceiling. Not the biggest I have ever seen but as my wife hates them I reached up get hold of it and put it outside. I did not get a hold of it and it fell to the floor. I made a grab for it and as I picked it up I felt a shooting pain going up my finger. Bitten by a spider!!!! I let out a yell just as my mate was putting on his wellies. He realised I had been bitten and on his foot feeling something inside his wellie he immediately started screaming like a wee school girl. (yes you did and that's why I'm not naming you). Meanwhile the Mrs was in stitches at the antics.
I have captured and put out lots of spiders but until Sunday I never knew that some actually bite. Googled it to find that there are reports of several British spiders biting. The tip of my finger is still tingling and a bit itchy.
Anybody else been bitten?