"Our sun is an example of a common though smaller than average sized star"
is the sun smaller than most stars?
- I am from the midwestern part of the United States and I can assure you that the Brown Recluse spider is a common problem in all areas, north and south. I have several friends who have been bitten by this spider, and my teacher lost her leg because of it. This spider's venom (if it is the same as the Brown Recluse in the United States)does eat away tissue. I have seen bites so bad that the persons bone was in full view because the tissue had been eaten away. Last summer a family friend died after just 2 days of being bit by a brown recluse while camping at a local park. It acts almost like an acid on human tissue. Please inform people how dangerous these spiders are, we are well aware here. The like damp dark places (hence the name recluse) and are not often seen during the day. To call this a hoax is absurd! These spiders are very dangerous and their capabilities should not be taken lightly!