Come on Redback! Lock the door and put on the OCCUPIED sign to warn a guy!
The tradesman was using a portable toilet on a Sydney building site on Wednesday morning when he was bitten. The redback spider, closely related to the black widow spider, is distinguished by a long red stripe on its abdomen.
The spider’s bite causes severe pain, sweating and nausea.
The redback is closely related to the black widow (cousins on their mother’s side), and if this were a black widow, good night sweet prince.
The BBC spoke to the owners of the property who confirmed that the guy had been bitten right where we all hoped he hadn’t — on the penis.
He was later discharged from hospital in a stable condition.
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