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Why You Need Not Fear the Poor, Misunderstood Brown Recluse Spider

‘It’s hard to think of a critter that inspires as much hyperbolic hysteria as the brown recluse spider. They’re pretty much universally hated. If you believe the tales, these small arachnids are biting people all day, every day, producing massive, stinking flesh-craters that require months of intensive care and perhaps a prosthetic appendage. Sometimes, it seems these spiders have nothing better to do than hunker down in dark corners throughout North America, waiting for tender human skin to present itself.

Though there are strands of truth in the hype, on the whole, it’s bunk.’ (Wired Science).

One thought on “Why You Need Not Fear the Poor, Misunderstood Brown Recluse Spider

  1. dunno — my cousin ended up with a hole the size of a golfball in his arm after encountering one in a woodpile. it’s not just bluster.

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