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The Brown Recluse Spider

June 16, 2010

A close friend of mine sent me this via the email. It had been circulating on line, but I had not seen it. I think it important enough to post for those of us in the USA and Canada.

If you don’t look at but one picture, be sure you take a look so that you will know what the spider looks like! (Yes, I posted it twice!)

“It’s springtime and play and cleanup is going on. Be careful where you put your hands. They like dark spaces & woodpiles. Watch the children!
Children play in all kinds of places that could harbor one of these little monsters.”

The following pictures are GROSS….but this is important to know what can happen with a bite from this little tiny spider.

“This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider. The following illustrates the progression of a brown recluse spider bite. The affected skin actually dies on his body! Some of the pictures towards the end are pretty nasty.”

But I believe they drive the point home and sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Be safe!

Day 3

Day 5

Day 9

The Brown Recluse Spider is the most dangerous spider that we have in the USA & CANADA

A person can die from it’s bite. We all should know what the spider looks like.

People will be digging around, doing yard work, spring cleaning, and sometimes in their attics.

Please be careful. Spider bites are dangerous and can have permanent and highly negative consequences.

They like the darkness and tend to live in storage sheds or other areas that might not be frequented by people or light.

If you have a need to be in your attic, go up there and turn on a light and leave it on for about 30 minutes before you go in to do your work!