A reader sent in a picture of a possible spider bite and described how the victim originally saw two small holes at the site. The two holes later became inflamed.
The reader says a hobo spider was found in the victim's home. Could it be? Identifying spiders can be very difficult. Brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders are the most well-known, but lots of hairy arachnids look like hobo spiders.
The reader's description of two small holes next to each other sounds very much like a black widow bite. The truth is, we may never know. Indeed, this could be some other bug bite entirely, or a skin infection.
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