Hobo spider. Property of: Tobias Mercer

Interesting Stories

Story 1:
In January of 1988, in Spokane, Washington there was a 56-year-old woman who had felt a bite on one of her thighs.  Soon after, she had trouble thinking, a bad headache, and she felt nauseous.  After a couple of days, dead skin began to fall off from the bite location.  She finally got help after a couple of weeks, but soon after she began to bleed at different locations, including her ears.  She was very blood deficient and her bone marrow had stopped producing red blood cells.  After a couple of more weeks in the hospital, the woman passed away from internal bleeding.

Newstand. Property of: Basilio 
Story 2:

In October 1992, there was a 42-year-old woman that was living in Bingham County, Idaho.  She noticed a bite on her ankle and soon developed a headache, felt dizzy, and also nauseous.  The bite eventually blistered and then broke open.  This caused an open wound on her ankle and after ten weeks, it grew bigger and was surrounded by black flesh.  Finally after two years the wound healed and left a large scar.  Underneath the scar there were veins that had been clotted, and the women had trouble walking and standing.

Bloody finger. Property of: Flickr

Story 3
In Portland, Oregon on November 23, 1995 there was a 10-year-old boy who was bitten on the leg while he was sleeping.  After two days, two lesions developed and they began to swell.  They were about 3 cm in diameter and there was blistering.  A week after the boy was bit, necrosis developed and his ankle and leg turned red in color.  The boy was also suffering from painful headaches and nausea.  The doctor treated him with oral diphenhydramine hydrochloride, and ice and heat were used on the bit spot.  After about a month the tenderness in the area on the foot had lessened, but the headaches were present for another 4 months before totally going away.
Cartoon Spider. Property of: FASTILY (TALK)
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