Rotting-Ear Case the Work of Deadly Brown Recluse Spider

The brown recluse spider got some bad press again this week. Nikki Perez, a fashion merchandising student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, described how she lost part of an ear and nearly her eye sight to the venomous arachnid. "It was terrifying," she told the British Daily Mail newspaper. "It was spreading all over my head." Perez, 21, was stung at the Amarillo airport and was later hospitalized for five days in September. Her head swelled to twice its normal size and she needed...Full Story
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