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Ever been bitten by a brown recluse?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by By-Tor, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Here's some pics of a guy that got a bite on the hand by a brown recluse spider.[​IMG]
  2. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    here's a nother pic at day 10.
    warning this pic may be extremely unacceptable to some people. Please view at your own risk.
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA

    if you have a weak stomach, don't click that 2nd one.

    i killed one of those in my apartment a few months ago. good thing i'm moving in a month.
  4. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Here's a pic of the brown recluse spider.[​IMG]
  5. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    A roommate of mine got bit back in the mid-80's. He ended up in the hospital for 3 days!:eek:

    Those are little guys, they look completely innocuous, be very careful if they're around where you live. Here in FL they're EVERYWHERE.
  6. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose

    That second pic is hideous. Let me repeat: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  7. After seeing the first pic, I figured "Hey, thats not THAT bad"

    but then I saw the second pic....

    Wheres the puking smiley when you need it...:eek:

    I hope they don't live in my area...
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Did he lose his thumb or hand?
  9. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
  10. I'd suggest you remove the 2nd pic...it's to gruesome...

    So,what location are these located in?

    :( I'm scared.

  11. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I think mostly mid and eastern United States.
  12. Ew, bleh.

    I hate that picture. It's not so disgusting to me except for the fact that if it were me in that picture I wouldn't be able to jam anymore.

    I can totally deal with people having their entrails explode and all, but when it comes to the hands...gee.

    Tonight I watched that dude in Boondock Saints get his fingers shot off...yipes!
  13. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Kinda fascinating. In the second picture, what is actually happening there? What illicits that kinda... 'outward' reaction of the skin? It's all black and looks like it's exploded from the inside. All that carnage from THAT punkarse spider? :eek:
  14. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    That second pic is easily the nastiest thing I've seen in a long time. Does anyone know if it hurts or does it just look ugly? If it hurts even half as bad as it looks I think I'd rather just chop my hand off.
  15. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA

  16. Great movie...

    Poor Rocco:(

  17. Damnit...I hope I am able to goto sleep tonight

    all this hype about spiders has gotten me scared

    Man...I am such a ******:rolleyes:

  18. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Looks like the area where the bite is has gone into gangrene, which makes the flesh go black and apparently is painful too as the tissues are dead. Dead skin has then cracked when the tissues beneath it have come inflammated and swollen too much. On the rest, I'd say that the surface of the skin has come off, showing the icky puss-covered flesh underneath, which is badly inflammated 'cause of venom and bacteria that's gotten into the wound and into gangrene.

    I'm no expert but I would guess that why it's in the state as we see it in the second pic is because he didn't go to a doctor sooner. The spider venom can be strong stuff, and is ment to kill and literally liquify tissues - of insects, even small frogs and such - so that a spider can eat them by draining it. It probably caused a small spot of gangrene in the bite section itself, which started to spread to what we see in the second pic because of no medical attention.

    They'll have to surgically remove the gangrene if it doesn't drop off by itself and feed him strong antibiotics.
  19. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    I don't want to downplay the nastiness of those things, but I got the impression that the second picture was fake. I've never seen a picture that bad before. I could be wrong though. If you let it go it'll just keep spreading.

    FYI some people think we have brown recluse spiders in the Northwest, they are actually hobo spiders. They look a lot like our common house spiders (also mis-known as "wolf spiders"), but are brown and hairier. Their bites are almost as nasty as the BR though.
  20. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    P.S. Even if real, I don't believe that much damage would be done in seven days. From what I've heard, the real problem is that it can go on for months - this is the time frame where it starts to get bad. Again I could be wrong (though I hope I'm right).