BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER
The Brown Recluse spider is a rather small spider, usually only the size of a quarter or less. They are brown in color and have a distinct violin shape on their back.
They don't move very fast, generally preferring to just hide out in dark places.
According to Wikipidia these spiders have one very unusual characterstic, they have three sets of eyes, unlike most spiders that have four.
If you think you have been bitten by a brown recluse, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of a recluse bite include initial aches - somewhat like flu symptoms. After 1 to 5 days the bite area will become red, very sore to the touch and may start festering up or even opening like a sore without the scab.
The brown recluse is not an aggressive spider and usually will not attack or bite unless they feel threatened, (such as being smashed) or pinched.
They are found in dark, remote places, such as; a woodpile, a barn, the back corner of a closet, even inside a shoe or a box.
If you are bitten by one of these spiders, you may not know it for several days since the bite is generally not painful when it first occurs.
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