Isn't it enough that Kentucky has to deal with brown recluse spiders and black widows? Those are the two venomous spiders commonly found in the Commonwealth. They're unwelcome, but what are you gonna do, right? Well, keep your hands out of dark corners in the closet or basement for one thing. Hire a good exterminator for another.

When it comes to venomous creatures, those species of spiders and four species of snakes (timber rattlesnake, pygmy rattlesnake, copperhead, and cottonmouth) are pretty much it for Kentucky. (Unless there's a duck-billed platypus wandering around that no one knows about.)

The Joro Spider Invasion

But guess what? Kentucky has a new venomous invader, and it can FLY. How much fun is that? If you are unfamiliar, introduce yourself to the Joro spider, a native species of Japan but one that's been making inroads into the U.S.

Joro Spiders -- Nothing to Worry About, They Say

So they're telling us that there's nothing to worry about because the venom is reserved for the insects that get trapped in their webs. Of course, what you just watched from NewsNation says there's no cause for concern because they won't bite unless they're agitated. That's the same story for brown recluse spiders and black widows.

So far, Joro spiders have been spotted in Kentucky, Tennessee, and several other states in the South and along the East Coast.

Somehow, I doubt arachnophobes will feel better knowing the reasons given for us not having to worry about being bitten. And they certainly won't rest at ease when they see the Joro spider web. (I have to admit that it IS magnificent.)

Okay, so humans don't have to worry about being bitten, but what if one lands on you and you swat at it, not knowing what it is? Maybe I'm borrowing trouble. HOPEFULLY, I am. In the meantime, experts are saying they're here to stay.

Happy summer.

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