Australia is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on Earth. However, all that grandeur comes with a price – everything wants to kill you. Sharks, crocodiles, box jellyfish, tiger snakes and boxing kangaroos. Even minuscule spiders will take you out given the opportunity. And how these eight-legged demons try to murder you with a venomous bite looks horrifying.
A man, from Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia, thought he had an innocent mosquito bite, but it was no mosquito bite. The bite kept ballooning until it burst on him while he was at work. That’s when the brain surgeon said, “I should probably see someone about this.”
He went to the RPA Hospital in Sydney, where doctors revealed that he had been bitten by a venomous white-tailed spider. He immediately underwent emergency surgery so doctors could contain necrotising arachnidism. The scary medical condition, which is caused by a bite by a white-tailed spider or black house spider, causes the skin to blister, form ulcers, and eats away the flesh.
The grab-the-garbage-bin-next-to-your-cubicle-and-blow-chunks footage shows a thick, long string of rotting flesh being removed with tweezers from a deep gaping wound.
Well I guess linguine is now not an option for lunch today.