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Brown Recluse Spider

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Brown Recluse Spider

While vacation recently on St John we seen a spider that resembled pics that I've seen of a Brown Recluse Spider. Doed anybody know if these spiders are on St John.?

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1. Re: Brown Recluse Spider

Yes there are brown recluse spiders here....

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Met a fella on STJ with a scar he said was the result of a Brown Recluse Spider. Apparently these spiders have a nasty bite.

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I have a couple myself. I usually have a bad reaction to most spiders.... so this one is no different. I didn't realize what it was until after the fact. I get ill from these bites, my joints ache and just feel sick for a bit. You don't see them very often, but that is why they call them Recluse!

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Any other insects we should be especially careful of if we see one?

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There are a lot of bugs here... scorpions, tarantulas, are among the scariest, but to me the mosquitoes and no see ums are the most bothersome. It the six years I've lived here I've only seen three tarantulas (2 of them already dead) and one scorpion (already dead). It's the tropics... it tends to be buggy!

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Glad I read this AFTER my trip.

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But the evening symphony they create makes up for it.