Brown Recluse Spider Makes Venomous Presence Known

A 4-inch scar stretches across 6-year-old Barron Bowling's face, a road map to the venom that seeped through his cheek when he was bitten by a brown recluse spider last September. Crushed cartilage makes his right ear fold in half, and a tiny chunk of that ear is missing. "People say, 'What happened? Were you in a car accident? Were you burned?' " says Barron's mother, Elisa Bowling of Kansas City, Mo. "It's amazing how something so small can be such a big deal." Brown recluse bites are on the...Full Story
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