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My wife found this precious little thing in the tub wanting to shower with her...can you believe she turned him down? 8~O I believe it's a Brown Recluse (poisonous), but I can't see the eyes to be for sure. Check out the fiddle on his back though...he can play a mean tune!!


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07/27/06 11:34 PM GMT
Well....Randy..I don't blame her!! It looks mighty scarey to me! I don't know my spiders but...this is a very good pix!!
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07/27/06 11:39 PM GMT
Beautiful picture of a very ugly spider! I think you're right on the identification. This is such a detailed shot it could go into a spider identification book.
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07/27/06 11:53 PM GMT
Keep it away from me!! I am amazed that you got this shot. My screams would have made him scramble so fast you would never have found him again! I like the way you presented this. Did you remove the background from the original shot?
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07/27/06 11:54 PM GMT
Randy, this is soooo coool! I love (looking at) spiders and you've presented it very well! - Patty
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07/28/06 12:08 AM GMT
Good one Randy, why didn't YOU jump in there with him he looks I suppose he went to the big web in the sky after that pic. LMAO!
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07/28/06 12:19 AM GMT
I donīt blame her either. I had to see it large and I regret that. Never learn :))
Great shot.
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07/28/06 12:27 AM GMT's a fiddleback (Recluse)...all right...Nice capture...
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07/28/06 12:40 AM GMT
I don't blame her Randy- What a capture this is! I like the background you used on this. That's one big spider!!!
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07/28/06 12:59 AM GMT
great shot! with a little PS work, i see him being the site's mascot
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07/28/06 2:47 AM GMT
Creeping me out! Your poor wife. Is she traumatized? I would be. I am not fond of spiders or creepy crawly critters. Oh btw... great picture!
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07/28/06 2:52 AM GMT
Man! I wouldn't shower with this critter either. Great capture though..=)
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07/28/06 4:12 AM GMT
Excellent shot, Randy. Great detail.
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07/28/06 4:15 AM GMT
Great shot Randy, of a creature I'd do anything to avoid !
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07/28/06 5:50 AM GMT
I could barely look at this long enough to leave a decent comment Randy! YUCKY!!!! I hate spiders and brown recluse are nasy critters that hurt you....really bad. You would have heard me at your house if your eight-legged friend was in MY bathtub. The screams would have brought 911 to the door. My kids always teased me that if I called them when I saw a spider & wanted them to dispose of it (Mom was too chicken :), that I would use my "spider voice"...I take that to mean my voice had an edge of hysteria to it. Honestly, I would call whatever child was home and they would respond "where is the spider Mom?", the fact that I am still sitting at my desk and not under the covers somewhere is growth for me :=) the way, excellent capture here.....good job!
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07/28/06 10:45 AM GMT
Wow: I'd be spooked to have this particular spider, even being a lover of spiders and scary things. One bite can erode/decay tissue in you and make the area rot off....and worse. Amazing. Excellent photo. Better check and fumigate for more....
I HATE killing stuff.....but no way would I want anybody bitten by these !
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07/28/06 1:42 PM GMT
Perfect, well done...
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07/28/06 4:47 PM GMT
Eeeeew totally creepy - good thing she noticed him, if he is a recluse - my sister has been bitten by one and it isn't pretty!
Very good shot - and I'll be darned if there isn't a fiddle on his back!
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07/28/06 5:07 PM GMT
I'd steer clear of it as well. However, after saying that, you certainly got a fabulous capture of it Randy. Crisp and clear and perfect. Anita
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07/28/06 6:18 PM GMT
Don't know why but I love creepy, crawly pic, I think it's because of the amazing detail you can get out of one. And this is a great one thanks.
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07/28/06 9:42 PM GMT
OMG! what a capture. i would have ran far and fast if i'd found this in my house! great job randy .. carol
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07/28/06 11:13 PM GMT
wonderful picture!
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07/29/06 12:17 AM GMT
Look! It's the new Caedes mascot!! It sure would scare off all the wimps. LOL! ( Me included! ) Great capture though. ;)
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07/29/06 5:25 AM GMT
Yikes ... I don't think I would want to take a shower either with this spider. Excellent focus & detail. Great shot Randy.
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07/29/06 5:44 PM GMT
Time to call pest control, Randy. Those spiders can make a Black Widow look like Mother Goose. I have never seen one that far out in the open. As the name implies they are recluses. Great shot, but I hope you terminated his existance after you took it. And before I get nasty comments from anybody, I have carried live spiders out of my house in the palm of my hands. I don't tolerate the poisonous kind.
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07/31/06 12:55 AM GMT
this looks very similuar to the huntsmans that we have in Australia and they seem to come inside just before it is going to rain. This is a great capture of this spider. and thanks for sharing the image.
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08/01/06 1:22 PM GMT
Awsome shot Randy,
Ummmm you squished him afterwards right? Right Randy? You made sure it went to the big spider web in the sky, right?
=) Leslie
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08/01/06 10:17 PM GMT
yeah, thats a big spider.
love the pic! major props to ya
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08/02/06 4:51 PM GMT
Hope you sent this guy to meet his maker after getting this shot.. These spiders are BAD news if they bite you...Worse than a rattler I've heard... Great image and cool lighting Randy... well done...nothin like a little excitement before a shower heh ??
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08/05/06 1:09 PM GMT
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08/06/06 8:28 PM GMT
Yeah, it's a Brown Recluse alright. You can see the eye pattern if you blow it up enough. Six eyes arranged in I hope you dispatched this precious little critter after taking this marvelous shot. I've downloaded it.

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08/09/06 7:48 PM GMT
i cannot get over how awesome this shot is. completely amazing!
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09/27/06 7:39 AM GMT
Very cool shot!!
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11/26/06 9:59 AM GMT
crisp and clean Randy.. and the identification is correct.. thats a Brown Recluse.. moreso, its a male.. the female has a much larger abdomen.. Info here..

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01/04/07 5:53 AM GMT
OMG! Just how LARGE was the beast? Being an arachniphobe I hate to say it, but this is an awesome photo.
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06/06/07 3:27 PM GMT

I hate spiders but I like this picture a lot. Fantastic Shot.

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09/06/07 5:12 AM GMT
Thats spiders bite is extremely dangerous, it's not like a mosquito or bee sting, the poison this spyder has causes necrosys in the adjacent flesh, creating a much larger & harder to heal wound. be careful.

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11/03/07 6:18 PM GMT
great shot. brave capture
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01/11/08 5:14 PM GMT
Nice and simple but yet danferous and lethal. Nice picture.

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01/24/08 1:43 PM GMT
Saw this when looking through your gallery, nice shot. :) I have a nasty spider shot of my own that I took a while back, check it out. :p Spidery Suprise
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04/01/08 6:08 AM GMT
this is a fantastic image! the background is great.
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05/30/08 10:09 AM GMT
Yikes Randy, A great shot of this creepy one. I have a fetish about spiders and this is a good example of why!
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08/29/08 4:50 PM GMT
This one immediately made my hair stand... LOL... I hate spiders, I hate them yet I fear them. Is hate and fear interconnected? But I'm sooo sure of this, this pic gives me the creeps but aside from that its going to be one of my favorites :)
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12/31/08 3:58 PM GMT
@Keifer there have been unconfirmed reports of bites as far as Alaska so don't be so sure!
A bite, untreated can turn into a large sore/open wound resembling frostbite gone wrong. Thankfuly these spiders are shy and don't bit unless they need to. I have heard a stun gun will break apart the venom, and one doctor uses it for treatment of the bite.

Great capture, I thought it was a Sun Spider in the thumb.
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09/02/11 6:12 AM GMT
I was looking through the site's older stuff today and ran across this. Holy Crap! An absolutely stunning shot of this poisonous little dude posing with his fiddle. This is certainly one of the most clearest shots of a Brown Recluse I have ever seen. Fantastic job. -mike
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09/11/12 12:03 AM GMT
A horrible and great capture! My skin is crawling right now but I mean that in the nicest possible way. =)
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