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Spider! Tourist's Skin Burrowed Into by Creepy Crawly in Bali

By    |   Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 04:53 PM

A poisonous spider crawled under a tourist’s skin while he was in Bali, burrowing its way across his stomach and leaving a red scar.

Australian Dylan Thomas was back home after his trip when he felt a burning pain in his stomach, which doctors at first thought was an insect bite, The Telegraph said.

“It wasn't really a tickling sensation, obviously once the venom had started to affect my skin it was just a really burning sensation, like a searing feeling," he told Radio 6PR.

The red, blistered scar got longer and looked worse, and hospital tests found that the spider had crawled inside him via an appendix scar and had made a home there for three days, he told 6PR. By the time the doctors found the spider, the scar was almost a foot long.

The spider has not been identified, but was sent to a laboratory, the Telegraph said.

Thomas told 6PR that he was starting to panic "a little" before determining that it was a spider.

"The original two doctors that I saw had no idea what it was," he told 6PR. "They called in a specialist dermatologist, and the dermatologist was able to swab it and work out that it was from a spider, then called in a couple of other specialist from I don’t know where. They actually managed to pinpoint where it had gone in and pull it out."

Thomas’ friends are, of course, calling him “Spiderman,” the Telegraph said.

The Internet reacted with horror over the idea of spiders that burrow into skin.





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