Cocktails and tall tales!

All fun and games until someone shouts spider! Pic courtesy of the National Library of Australia

All fun and games until someone shouts spider!

Pic courtesy of the National Library of Australia

An airbase in Suffolk, England, recently closed after a spider was spotted at the officer's bar.  Maybe the time was getting close to last orders or maybe the officers had overindulged in their brews; whatever the reason they were convinced the spider was a fearsome black widow.  They got so worried that they fumigated the bar only to find out that the spider was actually a false widow spider.  We bet there were a few red faces around the base the next morning!

Moral of the story? Bars and spiders don't mix well!