LEELANAU COUNTY — A woman visiting the Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan has been reportedly bit by a brown recluse spider, prompting her arm to break out into a boil the size of a large grape.
According to the report by the Detroit Free Press, Tina Bradish of Muskegon was camping and moving a wood pile when she noticed two small bites that started to swell and itch. The result was four trips to the hospital and severe swelling from the venomous spider.
A brown recluse spider can grow to about the size of a quarter but even smaller ones have a bite that can be devastating even deadly, the Free Press reported. The brown recluse spider is usually found in warm southern states.
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