The brown recluse spider is one of only two common spider groups in the United States that have venom. The bite, though not usually life-threatening, should be considered dangerous and can lead to severe tissue damage.
Brown recluse have a distinctively smooth appearance, compared to most other spiders its size. The Jumping spider is a natural predator to the brown recluse. I knew I liked jumping spiders for a good reason other than...I think their cute.