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Spider Bite -- Graphic Pictures

November 4th, 2007, 01:24 AM
WARNING - DO NOT look if you have a weak stomach !!!

Be careful where you put your hands. These spiders like dark spaces, woodpiles and also cool areas in the attic.

This guy was bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider.

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

Some of the pictures towards the end are pretty nasty. The last picture is one 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.

November 4th, 2007, 01:26 AM
The worst pics and the spider itself....

November 4th, 2007, 01:43 AM
OMG I have the worst case of the heebee jeebee's right now....Hope that guy is ok,:eek::eek::eek:

November 4th, 2007, 01:49 AM
The last pic of his hand just made me shudder. :eek: I sure hope everyone heeds my warning. :o

November 4th, 2007, 02:00 AM
Gonna get me a big @ssed can of raid and a cast iron frying pan....

November 4th, 2007, 06:41 AM
When I go to Tennessee in April my worst fear is being bitten by a Brown Recluse. My girlfriend that will be hiking the Smokys with me for a week always pulls pictures up on line of brown recluse bites. They are nasty indeed if you don't get looked at right away.

November 4th, 2007, 09:45 AM
I take it this guy wasn't on antibiotics :laughing:

We do have spiders here that looks like that but I guess they're not the same. Our bugs here are people friendly :D

November 4th, 2007, 09:51 AM
OMG that's nasty! I don't think we have any of those kinds of spiders in my area, at least not that I've seen.

When I was in 4th grade, my teacher got bit on her calf muscle area. No wonder she said she had a hole where they had to dig out the area. ugh....

But I heard they can use fly maggots in situations like that. The maggots eat the afflicted flesh and leave the healthy flesh alone. Disgusting treatment, but why not use help from nature instead of the scalpel and chemicals I say.

What are those black strands? Wound stitching thread?

November 4th, 2007, 10:29 AM
OMG !!:eek: I was bit by a spider (those little ghost ones) in my sleep, on the top of my hand, and my hand looked like the first and second pic, it even turned purple, my doctor told me that all spiders are piosonous, and it's how each persons body reacts to it, that matters.

I no longer "let them live" in my house, I suck them all up in the vacuum now, that bite scared the crap out of me!!

November 4th, 2007, 10:47 AM
Yeah, the threads look like stitches, although I don't know where that would help. That wound would need some serious debridement and once that was done there wouldn't be much of the thumb left. I would think that had to be amputated. :confused:

November 4th, 2007, 12:30 PM
I've had some really nasty spider bites. One made my whole arm swell up after I was bit on my baby finger. That hurt. :laughing: The last one got my lower eye lid and my eye was swollen for over a week. Not nice. I think the deadliest spider we have in Ontario is the black widow. Never had the pleasure of seeing one, but then I never got a close look at the last 2 spiders that bit me either. :laughing:


November 4th, 2007, 02:27 PM
I think the deadliest spider we have in Ontario is the black widow.

What ? :confused: You guys have black widows in Ontario ? :eek:

November 4th, 2007, 02:32 PM
What ? :confused: You guys have black widows in Ontario ? :eek:

Ontario often get them from the produce, they hitch hike over! I have seen a few scares on the news how black widows were found in the pototoes, and other produce. :eek:
I'm so paranoid now, that I actually pour my potatoes into the sink when I get them home, just to be sure no unwanted bugs are mixed in amoungst them:o

November 4th, 2007, 02:34 PM
ewww , that's scary ! I don't think I ever heard about this happening here. :fingerscr

November 4th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Okay, now I'm itching like crazy!! all this bug talk is creeping me out!! :yell:

November 4th, 2007, 03:57 PM
I am so glad my husband prefers those boxed potatos!! :eek:

And I have killed a bunch that look like that brown thing. I guess I have to stop giving them the 'dont be here when I get back' option and just get it over with to be safe. Ew Ew Ew.

And my mother in laws is crawling with spiders, they live by the lake and she lets them stay as long as they kill other bugs.... I think I'll be travelling up there with raid next trip, that guys hand was frikkin scary!!!

November 4th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Makes me glad I live in the north. That was a very scary picture. I have heard of others who have almost died from a bite from a recluse.

Frenchy, you might want to watch your grapes too. I heard of someone opening a bag of grapes and finding a black widow.

November 4th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Still itching *sneaks off to the kitchen to throw the grapes in the sink, to make sure there are no unwanted guests *

November 4th, 2007, 07:12 PM
I decided to do a little checking as I found the spider bite pics a little hard to believe. I should have checked it out before posting....sorry everyone. :o

November 4th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Frenchy, you might want to watch your grapes too. I heard of someone opening a bag of grapes and finding a black widow.

:eek: that's ok , I don't eat grapes , pfiou !

November 4th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Actually, the Northern Black Widow is a native here. Likes to hide out in wood piles. I would think that they'd be a resident of Quebec too Frenchy. Sorry.


November 5th, 2007, 02:50 AM
We got black widows here too. :eek: I had to kill one a couple of years ago. :eek: :yuck: Haven't seen one since though. :fingerscr

November 5th, 2007, 10:22 AM
I once met a guy who got bit in the leg by one of those beasties. He was healed up, but he was missing half of his calf, and it was a mess of scar tissue...yucky.

Belinda & Patty
November 6th, 2007, 01:07 AM
What i want to know is how did it get that bad seems that after that 2'nd pic he would have ran to the hospital does it progress that fast????

November 6th, 2007, 08:51 AM
Yes, the bites from a brown recluse can progress that quickly. Some people have died from the bites, others aren't quite as sensitive. The good news for you Canadians is that brown recluses are pretty much southern spiders. :D I've heard that they can be found now and then as far north as southern WI, but I never came across one or heard of any bites when I lived in Milwaukee :shrug:

November 6th, 2007, 09:33 PM

I was sure they were only in the States BUT:


November 6th, 2007, 10:33 PM
I'd rather have the black widow here than the brown recluse any day. Just make sure I wear gloves when I get wood from the woodpile. I don't react well to any spider bite, swell up something awful, but I still like spiders, always have. Facinating little creatures.