The Brown Recluse is a very common spider in Oklahoma. The nickname comes from the small fiddle-like shape on its back. The proper name comes from the spider's tendency to be shy, typically staying away from commonly traversed areas except at night when they come out to hunt.
Though not usually aggressive, this spider has a very poisonous bite when disturbed, such as when it is hiding in clothes that are put on. Though lethal reactions are rare, the effects of the poison at the area of the bite can be very destructive. The venom kills tissue it contacts and can leave a large sunken scar.
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Male Brown Recluse will venture out twice as far as females when hunting. When you find a recluse hiding in your shoes, clothes or bedding, it's almost always a male!
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