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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 61
There are two prominent typ,,s
of these vagabond tarantulas,
(Latrodeetus Mactams and Tri-
punctatis) and abounding
around the cactus jungles; one be-
ing of light gray and beautifully
striped color, while the other
If not molested directly, these
as well as all types of prairie
spiders very rarely attack a pee-
son. They are, however, of a poi-
sonous nature, and very serious
and even fatal. casualties have
been recorded in medical litera-
types are of jet black and dark
.,ray color, with three white or
verinillion red spots on the body;
all of these types have an enor-
mous head and they crawl
at short intervals in a crouching
position-similar to a eat after
ture: ; the writer recollect s having
treated some years ago, one party,
a lady, who was very ill and
came near dying from convulsions
which set in shortly after being
bitten in the leg. The spider was
killed by the lady-crushed to
death in the folds of h'r skirt.
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Menger, R. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses, book, 1913; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143558/m1/65/?q=menger: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.