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Old 09-25-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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A friend of mine got bit by a brown recluse and fortunately had no reaction.
My 4 yr old nephew (at the time) was bitten by one in Kansas (I confirmed it was a L. reclusa via photo), he was perfectly fine, too.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I was biten by a brown recluse in Baltimore, Maryland. Didn't think they were here but they are. I ended up having an IV in me at emergency for about four hours. While there, a doc told me he had to amputate an arm from a lady who was bit by one and never took care of it. The infection spread deep into her and it was all they could do.

Now having said that, does anyone have any North Carolina crawler stories???
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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In MN I might have to do deal with the occasional mosquitos but not often.
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Oddly enough, that's about all I have to deal with as well. I'm amazed that a single baby roach and a few ants are the only bugs I have seen in my house. I can't remember the last time I saw a snake either. Now alligators, frogs and lizards, that's a whole different story...
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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We have ants terribly sometimes.

Fortunately we're not far enough south to have fire ants. Those things are the devil.

Brown recluse bites can be treated, you just have to do it quickly. If you even suspect, see a doctor ASAP.

Black widows can kill you.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Now having said that, does anyone have any North Carolina crawler stories???
With all the venomous snakes and black widows in that state, Im sure someone, somewhere, could help you with that.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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How do people in the south deal with all those nasty bugs?
Smith and Wesson Shure Shot
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Mainly by not being incredibly big wusses about everything out in nature.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I just posted about this in a thread in the Indiana forum but I want to ask again: how do people in the south (both east and west) stand all those bugs: snakes, scorpions, spiders, worms, etc.? In MN I might have to do deal with the occasional mosquitos but not often. And I particularly remember the worms that always sprang up every time it rained. Back when we lived in Tulsa, OK, in the early 90s, sometimes we'd wake up and we'd see scorpions in our bathtubs. Crap!

How do southern people deal with it? It's nasty!
We see them,kill them, and flush them away. I mean....it's really not as bad as you people make it seem.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:55 AM
 
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We see them,kill them, and flush them away. I mean....it's really not as bad as you people make it seem.
Maybe. But when I was living down there it happened often. Maybe I was just living in a dump apt. complex.
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Mainly by not being incredibly big wusses about everything out in nature.
Okay, tough guy, I like how you're able to handle everything in nature and talk trash. Guys like that are usually the first to die. Just like that one guy who used to handle pythons and then was found strangled by one. Or how about Sigfried and Roy, when Roy was bitten in the neck by a white tiger and sustained major injuries? Oh, and ever hear of Steve Irwin? Of course you have, he's probably your idol. Maybe one day you'll follow in his footsteps and end up being gutted in the chest by a stingray too.

LOL @ this guy thinking he's a bigshot. How pathetic.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Okay, tough guy, I like how you're able to handle everything in nature and talk trash. Guys like that are usually the first to die. Just like that one guy who used to handle pythons and then was found strangled by one. Or how about Sigfried and Roy, when Roy was bitten in the neck by a white tiger and sustained major injuries? Oh, and ever hear of Steve Irwin? Of course you have, he's probably your idol. Maybe one day you'll follow in his footsteps and end up being gutted in the chest by a stingray too.

LOL @ this guy thinking he's a bigshot. How pathetic.
Ever heard of ACCIDENTS, genius? The people that are first to die are the ones, like you, who dont know crap about anything in nature.

Lets put you in one room with a cobra and Mark O' Shea in another room with a cobra and see who comes out alive.

Dont disrespect Steve Irwin, thats incredibly rude and stupid of you.
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