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Friday, July 06, 2007

Public Service Announcement 'Bout Brown Recluse Spiders! Warning: The photographs are graphic and shocking!

Mom has a friend named Elaine who works in the healthcare industry and sent Mom this email when she found out that the shed had been finished ... This was just the reminder that Mom needed to get out the caulking gun and get busy with the caulk!

I'm warnin' you now that the photos are enough to put you off your Fancy Feast ... Thoughts of spiders alone make me itchy, but the bite looks really awful and horribly painful.

Subject: REMINDER about the Brown Recluse

It's summertime ... Be careful where you put your hands. Spiders like the Brown Recluse like dark spaces, woodpiles, and cool areas in the attic. People digging, doing yard work, cleaning, or working in attics/basements should be aware of the dangers.

The following illustrates the progression of a Brown Recluse spider bite. The affected skin actually dies on his body. The Brown Recluse spider is the most dangerous spider that we have living in the United States. A person can die from its bite, so think what pain a kitty or woofie would go through after tangling with this spider! 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 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.

This unfortunate man was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider and didn't visit his doctor until the bite became devastating!
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The Dangerous Brown Recluse Spider


Jeter and Mickey said...

one word:

Chairman Mao said...

Holy moly, that's one awful lookin' bite! Thanks fur the post and the reminder. Since we live kinda out in the country, Momma's run up on two brown rekluse spiders in our housie ofur the years -- both of 'em in the bafroom -- and cuz she's really careful, she saw 'em before they could do any damage to anybody. She's not afraid of spiders and can kick their spidery butts.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

The Cat Realm said...

The brown spider lives here in the Sonoran Desert too. Very dangerous!
You do need to go to the doctor when bitten! But we still suspect that someone is quiet good at Photoshop!

Parker said...

Ummmm, ew!ew!ew!ew!

小芥 michico said...

Oah dear....

Jake and Bathsheba said...

My mom seems to recall seeing those pictures going around the Internet last year and somehow she learned that the photos of the man were found to be an urban legend. Maybe she's wrong. Hmm, just to be safe, we shouldn't mess with that spider.


d101 said...

having been mis diagnosed by several physicians all telling me at first that i had been bitten by a recluse then, after a visit to the stanford e.r.i was found to have an MRSa (a really bad staph infection) i did much research and i can tell you that this picture is fake. Moreover, most of the recluse bite claims, even by doctors are not correct. This spider is indigenous to the midwest and has no established areas of occupancy west of arizona and even thats pushing its actual boundaries.