Black Widow Kills Colorado Baseball Star

A man from Erie, Colorado. died after getting bitten by a black widow spider. Colorado health experts say it's rare for someone to die from black widow bites.

Jeff Seale, 40, noticed 19 bites on his foot two weeks before he died. His sister says he worked at a horse stable where the black widows are prevalent

In the late 1980s, Seale was one of the best pitchers in Colorado high schools. Seale was drafted by the Mets, and played for the University of Texas.  Seale later moved back to his boyhood home and worked near his family ranch where the spider attacks occurred.

The black widow spider, though it is the most venomous spider in North America, seldom causes death as it injects a very small amount of poison when it bites.   About six deaths per year are attributed to all spider bites in the USA.

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