What If You Were Bitten By The Most Venomous Spider?


Spiders are all around us. There are over thirty-five thousand different
species and one study of homes in South Carolina found spiders present in one hundred percent
of them! Most spiders do not pose a threat to humans,
and are actually quite helpful in keeping populations of other bugs in check. However, there are some species whose bites
and venom can be extremely dangerous. There is a common misconception that the Daddy
Long Legs is the most venomous spider but that their fangs can’t pierce human skin. In truth, Daddy Long Legs do occasionally
bite people, however, their venom will produce a mild irritation at worst. According to scientists, the most venomous
spider on the planet today is actually the Brazilian Wandering Spider, which got its
name because it roams the forest floor looking for prey. A single bite from one of these spiders and
you will instantly feel pain. Immediate symptoms include inflammation of
the skin with severe burning and redness, goose bumps, and sweating. Their venom is strong enough to quickly kill
bugs, birds, small rodents, and even young children! But in adults, the venom generally takes longer
to work. As it courses through the bloodstream further
symptoms like blurred vision, nausea, erratic heartbeats, chills, and uncontrollable shaking
can occur. There have even been instances of a strange
side-effect in men where it can make your you-know-what painfully swell and cause permanent
damage! While the symptoms are very unpleasant, actual
deaths from Brazilian Wandering Spider bites are rare. Out of the more than 7,000 bites that have
been reported, there are only ten deaths that have been attributed to the Brazilian Wandering
Spider. That said, medical treatment is still required
so that an anti-venom can be administered. And while Brazilian Wandering Spiders are
only native to South America, there have been news stories of them traveling along with
banana shipments to other countries. So the next time you’re picking out fruit
at the grocery store you may want to be extra careful. If you want to make Fuzzy and Nutz happy,
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