Double ouch! Spider bites Australian tradesman on penis for 2nd time in five months

By @vitthernandez on
Female Redback Spider
A female redback spider climbs on a web-covered stick at Taronga Zoo in Sydney February 11, 2005. Reuters

In late April, a redback spider bit a 21-year-old Australian tradesman on the penis which happened because the man failed to check first the portaloo in Kogarah before sitting down on the toilet bowl. Did the poor guy forgot the painful lessons of the incident because he was bitten again on the same spot this week?

After the first bite, the tradie says he became wary using portable toilets and didn’t want to use one again. But because the toilets were cleaned that day, he felt it was safe to use one. He even looked under both seats and satisfied there was no spider, sat down to answer the call of nature.

“I was sitting on the toilet doing my business and just felt the sting that I felt the first time,” recalls the worker who couldn’t believe his fate. “I looked down and I’ve seen a few little legs coming from around the rim,” he adds, quotes BBC.

However, the redback spider's bite this time is a bit sorer, the worker says, because the arachnid “seems like it got a better shot at it this time,” Kiis FM Radio quotes the victim. But it is more than the bite that the young man had to endure.

He also had to “suffer” through the jokes of fellow tradesmen who drove him to the Blacktown Hospital in north-west Sydney and the giggles of this hospital nurse who remembered him from five months ago while the tradesman was describing his injury, reports The Telegraph. “Everyone was laughing, calling me the unluckiest man in Australia.”

The worker says in both instances he was very unlucky because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Health authorities in New South Wales confirm the incident, and the tradesman was given anti-venom and tetanus shots on Tuesday.

The redback spider is endemic to Australia. Of the estimated 4,000 bites that happen each year, about 250 require anti-venom shots. Since the anti-venom was developed in the 1950s, no Australian have died because of redback spider bites which cause intense pain, swelling and nausea.

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Source: WorldBreakingNewsChannel

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