Description: Viral images & text
Circulating since: 2004 / Earlier
Analysis: See last page
Text example #1:
Email contributed by Joyce B., June 27, 2004:
Fw: Brown recluse spider bite - THIS IS INFO/NOT A JOKE.
BEWARE! These pictures are very nasty/ugly but the last one is a actual picture of a brown recluse so if you don't know what they look like you now can know to stay way from a spider that looks like this! YUCK on all the other pictures though. This is pretty gross... but worth it. I never really knew what a brown recluse spider looked like... now I know. Take care this summer!
Seemed a good thing to pass on... especially in garage sale/spring cleaning season, you never know how serious something so small can become.
Text example #2:
Email contributed by L.M. More, July 6, 2004:
Brown Recluse Spider Bite:
Take a look at the email below and the attached pictures of a guy who was bit by a Brown Recluse spider. Some of the pictures towards the end are pretty nasty, but do take a look at the last one -- it is a picture of the spider itself. Now we all should know what to look out for.
I thought this would be a good thing to send around to people as it is summertime and people are going to be digging around doing yard work, etc.
The following illustrates the progression of a brown recluse spider bite.
Just as a warning, day 3-6 photos are not too graphic. However, day 9 and 10 are very graphic. Your discretion is advised if you choose to view.
The final picture is the most important as it contains a picture of the actual spider. Please be careful, spider bites are dangerous and can have permanent and highly negative consequences.
FYI - They like the darkness and tend to live in storage sheds or attics or other areas that might not be frequented by people or light. If you have a need to be in your attic, go up there and turn on a light and leave it on for about 30 minutes before you go in to do your work.
WARNING: The following pages contain graphic medical images which some readers may find disturbing.