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Brachypelma emilia

Discussion in 'Bite Reports' started by senor ocho, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. senor ocho

    senor ocho Arachnosquire

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    Yep, no BS, Brachypelma emilia bit me. Twice, actually. HOW did it happen you ask? Well y'all, pull up a chair and I'll tell yuh.
    It was at the Daytona Reptile Expo Aug 20, Saturday. A customer was interested in seeing some 1.5" full color B. emilia juveniles. I obliged, and picked up the first one I saw. It was unusually jumpy from the onset; alternating between a panicky sprint and a desperate hop on to my left hand. I coerced it back on to my right hand, and continued to digress on how awesome a species B. emilia is, and how they rarely get pissy. Well, mid-sentence I feel two pin pricks in the area of my palm just below the thumb. I glance down to see the spider raise up and bite again. I thought to myself "The little bas---d just bit me!" :confused: The customer was none the wiser, as I never let on that there were some thumb snacks going on. :clap: I put the cute furry creature away and picked up another without further incident. 5 minutes later the area in my palm began to itch, and continued to itch for 10 minutes.
    So, no damage done, but I just had to share my astoundingly retarded experience. And people wonder why I don't keep HOT snakes....well there's the friggin answer!
    -chris
    www.krazy8sinvertebrates.com