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#6505722 - 10/21/16 03:27 PM Spider bite
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Registered: 01/14/11
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Folks be sure to check those deer blinds real good. I was killing wasp in mine a week ago Monday when a black widow bit me on the neck. Never felt it until too late. Some of the worst pain I have been through. Took 4 days to get over that one. With all the moisture this year the spiders are bad around our area, NE Abilene- Taylor Co. Glad it wasn't a Recluse.
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#6505727 - 10/21/16 03:28 PM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Ouch. Killed a nest of them this past week. Nasty bugs.
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#6506054 - 10/21/16 08:53 PM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Yikes!
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#6506074 - 10/21/16 09:13 PM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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I almost fear them as much as Rattle Snakes because they are smaller and harder to see. Every year I kill around a dozen of them in the stands and storage sheds out that way.
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#6506079 - 10/21/16 09:18 PM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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I got tagged on the ribs on my right side....don't know what kind of spider but took a couple of months for it to heal....hurt like a S.O.B. at the lightest touch....
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#6506092 - 10/21/16 09:37 PM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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from what I hear about the pain of a widow, might choose the recluse. Sorry for your luck
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#6508501 - 10/24/16 07:56 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Registered: 09/05/08
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We had a water moccasin swim between me and a buddy during early teal. It was just light enough that we could see something thick and bulky swimming thru the water toward some brush behind where we were sitting. I see a lot of carp and gar in that area and assumed it was a carp. After first light my bud screamed like a little girl that there was a snake right behind us. Sure enough, it was a moccasin, curled up in the brush just above the water.
We both flew off those mud seats like spring heeled jacks.

Snakes don't freak me out. I live in a semi-rural area and find big Texas Rat Snakes, garter snakes, racers, etc in my yard or pool. And I've seen quite a few common water snakes in that spot. I don't kill snakes (or varmints....if I don't eat it I don't kill it), but I've never really given much thought about encountering poisonous snakes (and the potential consequences) while sitting still on a mud seat in 3+ feet of water with cool air temperatures. That snake was big, as thick as my forearm. It was within range of biting us and we could have easily be bitten in the back or on the arm. The water temp was warmer than the air which was a bit chilly. If it had been a bit warmer outside and the snake more active, there's a good chance one of us would have been bitten. If it had bitten one of us it would have been a long haul just getting back to the truck.

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#6508772 - 10/24/16 10:11 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Just before deer season, every year, I toss an insect bomb in each stand.. takes care of them puppies like no-one's business.

Then, a week or so later, I air them out and add a nice air freshener and we are ready for business;)

Sorry for your bite:(

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#6508778 - 10/24/16 10:14 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 1733
Loc: Plano, TX
y'all need to start spraying down your blinds with Talstar - no more problemos

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#6510193 - 10/24/16 11:40 PM Re: Spider bite [Re: HoldPoint]
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Registered: 11/30/09
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Originally Posted By: HoldPoint
y'all need to start spraying down your blinds with Talstar - no more problemos


Or get Tempo on amazon... last year i killed probably 40 black widows in the barn.... this year I have yet to see one.

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#6510553 - 10/25/16 09:09 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Wow that sucks. I had a black widow in the corner of my pop up last season and then when I got out there was a brown recluse on my backpack. Needless to say I didn't hunt in that blind again rofl bolt
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#6510782 - 10/25/16 11:07 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Set some bug bombs off in mine last weekend... Going back this weekend to see what all I got and clean them out!
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#6510789 - 10/25/16 11:10 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 489
Loc: Texas
ninja Be careful... bolt
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#6510835 - 10/25/16 11:37 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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What are the long term affects of a widow bite? Thankfully i havnt been bitten or even know anyone who has.

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#6510842 - 10/25/16 11:43 AM Re: Spider bite [Re: Revoman]
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I don't worry about my stand so much but 1st thing every year I drop one through the hole in the outhouse.
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