Originally Posted by resohead
We have the brown recluse spider in Texas. It also eats away flesh. I friend of mine lost a middle finger on one hand from a bite. I know two other people that were bit on the leg.
I'm petrified of those things. Never reach into a dark corner and check your shoes before you put them on.
Those are defiantly in Texas. I've seen all kinds of spiders, and despite my paranoia about them, I've never had problems, - I have more problems with scorpions personally. Spiders tend to stay in dark corners. Scorpions move around. Either way, take any injury seriously. It's not worth the risk of trying to tough it out, like I've seen so many do.