Brown Recluse Bite Photos
Day 1 – The Bite
It was a quiet morning at 5:00 am on May 6th, 2002. I felt a slight tickle on my upper thigh of my left leg under the covers and proceeded to brush it away.
As my hand struck the blanket I felt a slight stinging sensation on my leg. I lifted the covers to see the outline of a small, brown quarter size spider on my bed. I ran to the bathroom, grabbed some tissue and quickly grabbed the spider and threw it in the toilet. I flushed the toilet with a feeling of personal victory.
Almost within the hour the bite area swelled to a quarter size area. That afternoon I went to the doctor and he asked me if it was a brown recluse. I have never seen a brown recluse before but I agreed that it quite possibly was after hearing the description of one but I had always thought those spiders were in southern Illinois.