Tuesday 6 December 2016

Tradesman (21) bit on penis by venomous redback spider while using portable toilet

Published 27/04/2016 | 11:38

A venomous redback spider bit the young man on the penis
A venomous redback spider bit the young man on the penis

A 21-year-old man has been hospitalised after being bit by a deadly arachnoid - on his private parts.

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The Australian tradesman was relieving himself in a portable toilet at a Sydney building site this morning when the incident occurred.

A venomous redback spider bit the young man on the penis and he immediately took himself to hospital.

BBC News reported that a spokesperson for St George Hospital confirmed they were treating a 21-year-old man for a redback bite.

A bite from the distinctive redback spider - its name deriving from the long red stripe on its abdomen - causes sweating, nausea - and severe pain.

An anti-venom for the redback bite was developed in 1956 and no related deaths have been recorded since.

The man was later discharged form the hospital in a stable condition.

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