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Fatboy

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I’m originally from Ohio and the black widow’s reputation made it seem pretty scary. After moving to the San Joaquin Valley they seemed pretty alarming the first couple of times. But as you said, you get accustomed to being around them. They are pretty timid which is why the biggest danger is bumping into one that is hiding. I bought a house while living there and was crawling around in the crawl space below the main floor. I noticed that the rat traps had black widows by each of them. I thought about spraying to kill them but then got thinking it might be the dumbest thing I ever did. There were no bugs in the rest of the crawl space and it seemed they might actually be my friend. True symbiosis. They never bothered me in the house and I left them be in the crawl space. They are kinda cool looking; very shiny black.
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I’ve never seen one, but know a guy who was bit by one. That is a scary spider. He was hospitalized for quite a long time.
San Joaquin Valley is where I grew up from 3rd grade.
 

boogieman

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jimmyco

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I’ve never seen one, but know a guy who was bit by one. That is a scary spider. He was hospitalized for quite a long time.
I was bit by a brown recluse on the hip while shooting in the desert outside Las Vegas. Was kicking old, rusty cans and assume it ran up my pant leg until it started to get crushed.
Couldn't walk for over a month, took another month for the baseball sized divot from the necrosis to begin to heal.

Still causes pain 18 years later.
 

Sealegs50

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I was bit by a brown recluse on the hip while shooting in the desert outside Las Vegas. Was kicking old, rusty cans and assume it ran up my pant leg until it started to get crushed.
Couldn't walk for over a month, took another month for the baseball sized divot from the necrosis to begin to heal.

Still causes pain 18 years later.
That’s a lot like I recall from my friend. He was out of work for ~10 weeks IIRC.
 

Boxcar

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I was bit by a brown recluse on the hip while shooting in the desert outside Las Vegas. Was kicking old, rusty cans and assume it ran up my pant leg until it started to get crushed.
Couldn't walk for over a month, took another month for the baseball sized divot from the necrosis to begin to heal.

Still causes pain 18 years later.
I was pulling ivy off an old brick foundation when my brown recluse got me. It was hot summer and all I was wearing was cutoff shorts and my boots with double thick cotton socks. He got me right behind my left knee. It took two months to fully heal. That was in 1981. I guess the discoloration is permanent.
 

jasonlaus

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I was pulling ivy off an old brick foundation when my brown recluse got me. It was hot summer and all I was wearing was cutoff shorts and my boots with double thick cotton socks. He got me right behind my left knee. It took two months to fully heal. That was in 1981. I guess the discoloration is permanent.
For the love of God, please don't ever tell us what you were wearing again. 🤮 lol
 
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