This Strange Mark On His Leg Leads to Unexpected Death…Find Out What Is It
When 10-year-old Keith Pierce found a strange mark on his leg, no one suspected that it would ultimately lead to his tragic death. In September of 2015, Keith noticed the mark on his leg and showed it to his parents. When his leg began to swell, they took him to the emergency room but were sent home by doctors after they ruled out cancer. When the pain and swelling failed to subside, Keith’s parents took him back to the hospital where emergency surgery was performed on his leg. Sadly, Keith never woke up after his surgery. With the help of the coroner, Keith’s parents learned that there son had died from a brown recluse spider bite. This tragic story makes it clear why you need to know where this spider lives, what it looks like and what to do if you or someone you love is bitten.
The first step to identifying brown recluse spiders is understanding where they live. In the United States, these spiders are found from Nebraska to Ohio and from Florida to the southern part of Texas. They are most prominent in the south-central and south-eastern region of the country. If you live in the northeastern or northwestern United States, the spider you’re looking at probably isn’t a brown recluse, though it is possible that one may have been brought to the area in a box or shipping container. These spiders get their name from their love of dark, undisturbed spaces and stay away from humans when possible. If you’re going to encounter one, its most likely to be in a basement, storage shed or barn.
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