An Australian man has been bitten by a Redback spider on his penis for the second time in just five months.
The unfortunate incident happened when the 21-year-old builder was using a portable toilet at a building site. The victim said he was bitten on “pretty much the same spot” as the first time. Adding that he was “the unluckiest guy in the country”
The young man, identified as Jordan said “I was sitting on the toilet doing my business and just felt the sting that I felt the first time. I was like ‘I can’t believe it’s happened again. I looked down and I’ve seen a few little legs come from around the rim.”
He added that he had checked under both the toilet lid and seat before he sat down. “After the first time it happened I didn’t really want to use one again. Toilets got cleaned that day and I thought it was my opportunity to go use one. Had a look under both seats and then I sat down to do my business. Next thing you know, I’m bent over in pain.”
The Redback spider can be identified by a red stripe down its abdomen. Though Redback spider bites haven’t been the cause of death since an antivenom was introduced in the 1950s, its bite does cause severe pain, sweating and nausea.