The email and pictures below show what can happen from
a Brown Recluse spider bite. This happened to a Campers On Mission
friend of ours from Angleton, TX. He was doing volunteer work at Texas
Baptist Encampment in Palacios, TX in early January when this happened.
He seems to be doing well at this time. So, this is something you need
to be aware of...
This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider.
The following illustrates the progression of a brown recluse spider
The affected skin actually dies on his body.
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.
The Brown Recluse Spider is the most
dangerous spider that we have here in the USA.
A person can die from it's bite.
We all should know what the spider looks like.
Send this around to people you love.
As the weather gets warmer, people will be digging around,
doing yard work, spring cleaning, and sometimes in their attics.
The Dangerous Brown Recluse Spider
Please be careful.
Spider bites are dangerous and can have permanent and highly negative
They like the darkness and tend to live in storage sheds or 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 you go
in to do your work.