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Brown Recluse spider HD close-up footage

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Published on Jun 18, 2012

Close-up 1080p high-definition footage of a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles Reclusa) crawling on blue jeans, khaki pants and shoes, and running on a flat surface. Footage shows how the brown recluse can hide in clothing and in shoes, presenting a bite hazard. No audio. Filmed in St. Louis metro.

Most brown recluse bites occur from people putting on clothes and shoes that the spider has crawled into. The brown recluse is identified by its brown color, six eyes (three pairs) and the distinctive fiddle/violin marking. Most homes in the Midwest (Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, etc) have brown recluse populations. (This video is viewable in full hd resolution by selecting the 1080p option.)

Copyright Dan Robinson. For footage inquiries, visit: http://stormhighway.com/contact-foota...

Still images are here:
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jw870206
I'm not all that squeamish of spiders, but this species makes my skin crawl. Kill it with fire.
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Ian Mccown
Why do people say brown recluse are poisonous? Last time I checked spiders that are "venomous"
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Sammy Hughes
my cat likes to watch this
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Alyssa
I shouldn't really be watching this when its 2:50 in the morning and I'm sitting in my unfinished basement infested with spiders... But hey, it;s my room... I have no choice.
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Mark Vock
I was bitten by a brown recluse spider on top of my finger by my finger nails I almost lost the tip of my finger if I would have waited one more day I would have it took 8 weeks for my finger to heal it's still sensitive after 3 months you do not want to get bitten by a brown recluse spider believe me
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SJ NM
Let me get my flamethrower...
ramonster163
As anyone with Arachnophobia would say: Kill it, kill it with fire... Kill it now... And also: I must be mentally disturbed even watching this.
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Squat Yankee
It's such a beautiful species of spider.  I know if I hold it, I'll probably be fine and void of bites,  but that very small chance of getting necrosis from a bite does unsettle me enough to just leave it be.
Sarah Garrett
I literally see these once a day in and around my house. I don't catch and release these.
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Matthew Hasan`
I think that is a male one, based on the size of the abdomen, but I'm not completely sure. They are incredibly timid and rarely ever aggressive. I've kept several as pets. They are interesting spiders. I'm definitely much more alert when they are in my presence!
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