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Brown recluse

fishman10fishman10 Posts: 21
edited June 2012 in Off Topic
I took these photographs of a brown recluse spider up close.  We find these everywhere in our house in North Texas.  Not a spider you want to get bit by.  Its not really fatal, few if anyone dies from a bite, but the bite does rot the flesh away and will leave lots of bad memories.

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited June 2012
    When you get good at taking pictures, they will let you start posting at:





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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

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  • eggoeggo Posts: 424
    I have been bit by the recluse and you are right, leaves some bad memories. Without treatment, I believe my hand would have rotted off. Brown recluse bite is serious stuff. Oh, nice photos.
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    When you get good at taking pictures, they will let you start posting at:





    Probably a spider forum out there too...

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    pics seemed pretty good to me....
    thanks.

    that frigging thing just convinced me to put on shoes while working at my desk
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,503
    pics seemed pretty good to me....
    thanks.

    that frigging thing just convinced me to put on shoes while working at my desk
    your chances are probably higher to get attacked by a bear in your back yard
    :))make sure you put running shoes on
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,328
    Stike, you may want to check those shoes before you put them on.

    Wicked looking critter their Fishless. I have seen one, but stayed clear. Just looking at it tells you to stay away....if you are lucky enough to see it first! Usually people don't.

    Gnarly creature there.
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,271
    Beautiful pictures fishman.  Before I gave up working for altruism (and left the hospital lab) I saw lots of damage those little guys did.  I try to keep a safe distance from brown recluse spiders and copperheads. 
     
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 290
    I lived in TX for about a year back in the 90's and got bit by one of those things. Middle knuckle on my right hand. Skin started looking grayish and running a fever. Doc cut the dead skin away and put me on antibiotics. Not the worse thing that ever happened to me (have a titanium rod in my right leg - motorcycle vs deer accident), but makes me real glad to live up here on the frozen tundra of WI where critters like those freeze out in the winter!  :)  Now, if we could rid ourselves of the ditch goats that like to run out in front of us as we are trying to enjoy an early evening motorcycle ride...
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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 900

    You are missing one photo at the end and that is a size 13 smashing the crap out of it.

     

    Nice images!!

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    Large BGE, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

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  • njlnjl Posts: 785

    You are missing one photo at the end and that is a size 13 smashing the crap out of it.

     

    Nice images!!

    Screw the shoe...this site's all about fire.  Where's the weed burner?  Kill it with fire!
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  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,882
    @ stike

    ". . . that frigging thing just convinced me to put on shoes while working at my desk."

    From what I hear that's not all you should be putting on!
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