Yes, they are bad. I may have related this story before, can't remember. A couple years ago at Thanksgiving, my Dad was starting to part out his tools and wanted me to have his RAS. He was showing me what all accessories he had for it, had me pick up a box, open, get item out. I felt something on the back of my left hand, and by reflex, shook it off. My Dad reaches over with his shoe, steps on something on the floor, pivots his foot, and said: "Oh, that was a bad one. Shake the box and I bet her mate comes out." I said "What?" I never saw what was on my hand. Yes, a Brown Recluse. Sure glad this was before lunch, as I would have really messed up a decent RAS. Almost did anyway. Sure enough, the mate came out and floated to the floor. He was already dead and dried up. That encounter was too close for me. Hope to never have another.
Frank, prayers said for your friend. Hope he starts to heal a little faster. Jim.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 10-05-2008 at 09:48 PM.
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