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  1. #1 " Extraordinarily Venomous Brown Recluse Spider Heading North ." 
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    \My colleague Liz has been begging—seriously begging!—me to warn the American public about the growing threat of the terrifying and deadly brown recluse spider. Researchers have founds that the range of this extraordinarily venomous spider—a bite from which can, in some cases, kill—is expanding due to climate change, and that they'll be moving farther north to more populous parts of the country.

    "The actual amount of suitable habitat of the brown recluse doesn't change dramatically in the future time slices, but what is changing is where that area is located," said Erin Saupe, a researcher from the University of Kansas.

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    My boss was bitten by one and almost lost a toe. Hyperbarics saved the day. In Louisiana hospitals, amputations are prevalent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    My boss was bitten by one and almost lost a toe. Hyperbarics saved the day. In Louisiana hospitals, amputations are prevalent.
    I was bitten on the face by one about 16 years ago. It left a nasty scar that is still visible today. The whole left side of my face stayed swollen for nearly 3 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I was bitten on the face by one about 16 years ago. It left a nasty scar that is still visible today. The whole left side of my face stayed swollen for nearly 3 weeks.
    You're very fortunate it didn't kill you !
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    Did megs blame it on Obama yet?
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    I see Michigan is on the map, but I haven't seen a spider like that yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did megs blame it on Obama yet?
    Maybe one will crawl up your butt !
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