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  1. Derek S

    Derek S Well-Known Member

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    They're so common around here they actually warn people to always take a peek inside your shoes before slipping your foot in them!
     
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    local stray. Found her in the back yard when she was a few weeks old...
     
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    yep, I'm sure your climate is very similar to ours here in SoCal...

    I live in one of the hot spots in the state, so, it's a bit warmer/dryer here, than all around. I drive an hour to LA, or OC & it's often 20ยบ cooler...
     
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    Rated #4 in the speed to death ratio.
    Time To Kill: Unknown, but severe symptoms occur within a few hours of bite.

    Although their bites don't always cause death, Black Widows are infamous across North America for their painful and dangerous bites. Females have a distinctive red hourglass on the underside of their jet-black bodies, and get the "widow" in their name from the act of killing the males after mating.

    Bites can become painful within 15 minutes, and the symptoms experienced can include paralysis of the diaphragm, fever, weakness, chills, nausea, headache, and sweating. Usually, the only people that die from Black Widow bites are young, elderly, or infirm individuals.
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    yeah, there are a lot of factors as well, like, the location of the bite, the depth of the bite, etc.

    I had a nurse tell me that she thought one of my bites was a brown recluse, because the affects can be similar, although, the brown recluse have some sort of anesthesia, so their bites don't hurt as much.

    We get those around here alot too, even though "experts" claim they aren't to be found...
     
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    BROWN RECLUSE !@!! Jaysus they're #3 on the speed to kill ratio!!
    Have you given any thought to moving towards civilization!? lol

    Time To Kill: Around 14 hours, based on one documented case of a 7-year-old boy.

    The Brown Recluse is native to the United States, and although bites occur frequently, they are rarely deadly. They have a very distinctive pattern on their backs that resembles a violin, yet they are still often mistaken for other common house spiders.

    Their bite can cause skin necrosis, but many bites simply heal on their own. In severe cases, death can occur if the venom becomes systemic.
     
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    Hey DOD... No Southern Pacific Rattlers to tell us about!
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    yeah, I had 1 friend die from his bite. He had his arm amputated & lived like that for many years. They said that the toxin stayed in his system in a crystallized form & finally got to his heart...

    Another buddy of mine (I haven't seen in well over a decade), had his leg amputated. IDK if he's still around. He had real bad diabetes. He said, when they amputated his leg, his diabetes was cured, but...

    The thing is, you just have to live your life. If something happens, it happens.
     
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    not in town, that I've seen...

    I've seen a few rattlers, but, usually like out in the dunes, or the hills.

    One time, when I was driving my old route, I had to take a leak, so I pulled off this one offramp, where there's hills, & a big dirt turnaround & nothing else but a bunch of weeds.

    Right when I opened the door & stepped out to take a leak, I heard what sounded like hundreds of rattles going off...

    I never saw any, but, I took care of business, zipped up & got out of dodge...
     
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    Got bitten by a Red Back last summer. Felt the effects of that for a while. I'll be a bit more careful around the pool filter equipment now. Still, rather be bitten by a red back than a funnel web.
     
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    I'll take mosquitoes any day over that BS.
     
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    I got bit by a mosquito in St Paul & it turned black. I think it was a West Nile infected mosquito. I didn't get sick, but... I was like WTF!

    This was a few years ago, when the virus was rampant all over...
     
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    St. Paul mosquitoes. Says it all. I try not to go to the dark side.
     
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    I've been trying to get a picture of the little monkeys, but they are very elusive.
     
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    Oh man, he looks like he's ready to strike too. Is that the same one up in one of your trees too?

    Man, snakes just freak me out. :ohno:
     
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    R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman
     
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    Strange eh.
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    I deluged one of these out today. I put it out in the woods away from the house.


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