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Warning to all of my SH friends...

BARRY0619 2012/07/01 15:21:08
Brown
Recluse Spider
















About 4 years ago I had a
Doctor appointment. That morning they called and
postponed it because our Dr. was in surgery. Two days
later they called back and cancelled my appointment
because our Doctor had died on the operating table. We
thought that he was the one doing the operating
but
h
e had been bitten by a Brown
Recluse. He had tried treating himself instead of
getting help.
He
was fairly young (late 40's) and the best Doctor we had
ever had.




Brown
Recluse Spider




At this time of year, this is
worth seeing. Show these pictures to your spouse, your
kids, grand kids, family, and friends. It could save
their lives. Remember what this Spider looks like and be
careful while cleaning, as told
below.

bgt
It's
almost summertime and cleanup is going on. Be careful
where you put your hands.

They like dark spaces and
woodpiles. Also cool areas in the
attic.
nhy
This guy was bitten by a Brown
Recluse spider. DANGER-Some graphic images

bgt

Day
3

The following illustrates the progression of a
brown recluse spider bite.
The affected skin actually
dies on his body.

mju
Day
5

Some of the pictures towards
the end are pretty nasty,

but take a look at the last
one -- it is a picture of the spider
itself.
mju
Day
6

The Brown Recluse Spider is
the most
dangerous spider that we have here in the
USA .

mju
Day 9

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

bgt
Day
10

Send this around to people you love. It's
almost summer time and
people will be doing yard
work, spring cleaning, and sometimes in their
attics.

bgt

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, attics,

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 returning to do your
work.

PLEASE
PASS THIS ON TO YOUR RELATIVES AND
FRIENDS!












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  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/07/08 04:06:43
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    My daughters have found 2 of them walking across our floor in the living room this summer. I was bitten by a baby one a few years back. Seek treatment immediately; even the little ones can kill you.
  • Frank 2012/07/02 17:28:13
    Frank
    +1
    Thanks, I killed one the other day in my basement.......... Got to be real careful...
  • Rebel Yell 2012/07/02 15:02:35
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    Good and helpful post. I wear gloves when dragging out the Christmas boxes or carrying out fireplace logs.

    Twice a year, I spray the entire house... attic, too. Turning on a light in a dark room or garage is also a good idea.
  • SlaveWaterNymph 2012/07/02 07:15:53
    SlaveWaterNymph
    +1
    I was bite three to four times in my life and thank God mine never got bad enough like day ten or so. But in the pic day six, mine was a bit worse, for the last one, and the docs told me i should of loss tissue and some muscle, but it was on a scar of mine. But also i think for about half of them i was bitten by a baby ones and one adult.
  • Aahz_OneAndOnly 2012/07/02 06:35:46
    Aahz_OneAndOnly
    +1
    A friend of mine was bit on the calf of his leg while digging a foxhole in Pinion Canyon Colorado. And he lost 85% of his muscle on his calf. We were two minute from the aide station. It was touch and go for a while, we thought that he was going to lose his entire leg. He's now medically retired.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/07/02 05:23:17
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    +1
    Thanks for sharing this.
  • BARRY0619 Phyl *I... 2012/07/02 16:44:05
    BARRY0619
    You're welcome
  • Me 2012/07/02 03:26:19
    Me
    +1
    wow...when i was younger my neighbor got bit by one and lucky she took care of it right away but its a nasty bite took it a long time to heal...be careful
  • Erin V. 2012/07/02 02:08:26
    Erin V.
    +1
    thx for the info
  • BARRY0619 Erin V. 2012/07/02 16:44:30
    BARRY0619
    You're welcome
  • FairLady 2012/07/02 02:07:53 (edited)
    FairLady
    +2
    OMG! Looks really horrible. Where else, if not attic can these spiders live?

    I don't have an attic. In the woods?
    Thank you for posting it. Very useful information.

    I just looked into Snopes.com... it says "Undetermined".. http://www.snopes.com/photos/...

    However better be safe than sorry. Why don't we all be extremely careful where we put our fingers on.
  • ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    +2
    Yes my uncle had one of those bites and really did the same thing!
  • safari 2012/07/02 01:33:40
    safari
    +2
    My son was bitten by one and the drs claimed he couldn't have been because they didn't exist in Hi - but we knew he had. I sent him this kit - and it worked when nothing else did - I would recommend it to anyone who gets bit by a brown recluse.

    http://www.brown-recluse.com/...
  • Michael=Constitution & Liberty 2012/07/02 01:23:49
    Michael=Constitution & Liberty
    +2
    wow! I was bitten on the earlobe in texas a few years ago by one of these, it was a very small recluse judging by the 2 punctures it left(much smaller than the spider in image) I reckon I was very lucky. The sore would come and go, but never completely healed for about 9 months. It looked very much like the image on day 5 and would scab but not completely...
  • Tasine 2012/07/02 01:07:36
    Tasine
    +2
    Had a visitor yesterday who had some time in the past been bitten by brown recluse. Almost lost his hand. Had several surgeries. Hand saved, but somewhat deformed. ANY spider is an enemy of mine -terrified of all of them! Thanks for the post!
  • BARRY0619 Tasine 2012/07/02 16:45:31
    BARRY0619
    +1
    You're welcome
  • Defcon 2012/07/02 00:14:00
    Defcon
    +3
    That spider and the black widow are the ONLY spiders I kill
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2012/07/01 23:53:05
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    +1
    That is scary!! I'm not sure they are in my area or not.
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/07/01 23:43:48
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +3
    THANKS, MY FRIEND!
  • BARRY0619 LADY LI... 2012/07/02 16:46:25
    BARRY0619
    +1
    You're welcome
  • LADY LI... LADY LI... 2012/07/02 17:24:39
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    IT'S HORRIBLE!

    bear hug thanks for comment
  • shansera 2012/07/01 23:41:11
    shansera
    +3
    Thanks for the warning and information. Lots of people dont realize how deadly this spiders are. They look so small and non-threatening!
  • ScoutLdr 2012/07/01 23:13:32
    ScoutLdr
    +2
    Thanks for the warning.
  • BARRY0619 ScoutLdr 2012/07/02 16:47:00
    BARRY0619
    +1
    You're welcome
  • ed 2012/07/01 21:52:58
    ed
    +2
    thanks for the info
  • BARRY0619 ed 2012/07/02 16:47:19
    BARRY0619
    +1
    You're welcome
  • rand 2012/07/01 21:38:40
    rand
    +4
    THX. The spider gets its name from being very reclusive, so rummaging about in stored luggage and boxes is especially dangerous.
  • BARRY0619 rand 2012/07/02 16:47:40
    BARRY0619
    You're welcome
  • cynsity 2012/07/01 21:23:37
    cynsity
    +2
    Almost lost my left leg to one of those when I was bite on my foot and didn't seek treatment
  • BARRY0619 cynsity 2012/07/01 21:26:23
    BARRY0619
    Wow, glad you're okay!
  • cynsity BARRY0619 2012/07/01 21:27:30
    cynsity
    +1
    HA me too
  • TasselLady 2012/07/01 20:23:58
    TasselLady
    +2
    Lord, I've seen that! The Brown Recluse is very dangerous. People need to pay attention, because many do not. Great post. This is something everybody needs to see.
  • sammanilla 2012/07/01 20:15:27
    sammanilla
    +3
    It's not all over the U.S. The brown recluse spider is native to the United States from the southern Midwest south to the Gulf of Mexico. The native range lies roughly south of a line from southeastern Nebraska through southern Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to southwestern Ohio. In the southern states, it is native from central Texas to western Georgia and north to Kentucky.
  • peggy sammanilla 2012/07/01 21:57:41
    peggy
    +4
    Nevada Utah and California all have Brown Bites reported.
    I don't know which states have not reported recluse bites from infants to elderly. They transport easily moving boxes and start new colonies. No telling how far they have gone.
  • sammanilla peggy 2012/07/02 00:58:10
    sammanilla
    +2
    That has been disproven. California has the desert recluse. Desert recluses are generally sandy or tan in color, with light brown abdomens. Their legs are longer than those of the brown recluse. The characteristic fiddle-shape of the brown recluse is faint, if not absent, on the body of the desert recluse.

    The desert recluse is found in the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. The desert recluse is also indigenous to Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. As with brown recluses, desert recluses are known to have a necrotic bite, resulting in large, open sores.
  • gingin6 2012/07/01 20:10:35
    gingin6
    +1
    I've heard of this nasty spider. Here in CA it's rarely found but everyone should check their area for any overpopulated brs in the areas they live. There was a home invaded by them and it was hard to get rid of them. You can search this in your search engine.
  • JohnT 2012/07/01 20:07:46 (edited)
    JohnT
    +1
    They don't live in California per a article I read the other day. We have the Black widows whose venom is 14 times stronger than a rattle snake.
    http://insects.about.com/od/s...
  • Brother Bo 2012/07/01 19:37:53
    Brother Bo
    +1
    Thanks...
  • BARRY0619 Brother Bo 2012/07/01 20:08:53
    BARRY0619
    You're welcome
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/07/01 19:14:28
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +3
    They commonly live in houses. I've seen them in my home. I knew a man that had been bitten by one. When the AMA got done with him he began seeking traditional medicine though healing sweats. They helped his unction, but you can't get back tissue you've lost entirely. The pictures shown above are realistic depictions. He'd been bitten on his right bicep.

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