Published: 14:00, 04 August 2014 |
Updated: 14:28, 04 August 2014
False widow spiders may have struck in Tonbridge.
One woman, who lives in the area, suffered a bite to her arm, and one on her leg, while dozing in her chair.
A regular in the woman's pub, tweeted a photo of the nasty bite today.
Tonbridge Poker Face (@tpokerface) said they suspected it was the work of a false widow spider, although this has not been confirmed.
Chloe Harding, of Gardyne Mews also took to Twitter to share a picture of what she believes to be a false widow spider in her house, after discovering a bite just below her knee.
The 24-year-old said: "I assumed the bite was from a mosquito but it was sore and swollen and nothing like I'd had before. It also really ached.
"Then I saw the spider in my bedroom and later it crawled out into the kitchen, when I looked closely I realised it was a false widow.
"I've seen other pictures and compared to some people I think I'm lucky."
There were a number of reports of the spiders being seen in Kent last year, including in Herne Bay, Ashford and Gillingham.
The harm caused by a bite from a false widow can vary depending on how much venom is injected.
Don't miss out, subscribe today. Keep up to date with our newsletters.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.