Spider got me

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  1. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Just got back from emergency room, got bit by a Brown Recluse spider on my forearm sometime during the night. You rarely feel the bite, but it turns into a painful lump and if left untreated flesh will start deteriorate, in my case I had a red line from the bite traveling up my arm.
    Put me on some strong antibiotics, told to keep a eye on it. DOH !!
     
  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Damn dude, take it easy and don't mess with it. I blame Bonzo.
     
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  3. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They say that over the course of your life you will eat 12 spiders, that crawl into your mouth while sleeping, glad it didn't make it to there, you must have felt the tickle of it crawling on you and swatted at it.
     
  4. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Veteran Member Gold Member

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    The spiders name "was" Bonzo !!
     
  5. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Best of luck on the recovery. ( word to the weak..., whatever you do not google images ). - Years ago I got bit by what was evidently a young one which don't have the higher concentration of venom that the adult spiders do. And even that left an indent and a trail down my leg for weeks.

    Running joke around my house is that anytime a spider turns up in the house, my girlfriend says..., "OMG, that's a brown recluse" - It could be a tiny green spider, orange tarantula, wolf spider, black widow..., doesn't matter, she is so petrified, they are all brown recluses in her mind. - I just toss them outside.

    Sounds like you got a handle on it soon enough.


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  6. sprink

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    Wow, keep an eye on it.
    They can kill you. Or help kill you. Ask my G-ma!
     
  7. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I hear that Brother Jack Daniels makes a pretty good antidote.

    Hope you get well soon. :)
     
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  8. clill

    clill Veteran Member

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    Where are the pics ?
     
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  9. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    That would be me :(
    Not sure if I eat them, but because I've lived out in the boonies for the last 20 years, I wake up with bites fairly often??
    Then I scratch & pick at them and make it worse :(


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  10. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I'm still finding these in my house or in the garage and they're big !!! , I've also have big Desert Brown Wolf spiders

    I'm more worried about my (3) cats being bitten by these Brown Widows especially my 5 yr old Maine Coon who is always playing with them until he kills It or it escapes

    Brown Widows .. 0830171317_optimized.jpg
     
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