i was sooo lucky! it was on the towel that i wrapped around me after a taking a shower. it got me right where my arm meets the upper body, near the arm pit. i went to emergency, and they immediatly put me on Dapsone (which is used primarily for recluse bites and lepracy). and thanks be to God, I had no masticizing flesh damage. dr. said i knocked the critter off before he had the chance to give me the "full monty", plus i was on the meds within an hour of being bitten. I knew a lady one time who was bitten by a brown recluse. 6 months later, her lower leg had to be amputated. next to the black widdow, the brown recluse is the most dangerous in the country. i was very lucky!!!!