I thought I have heard it all until now. Like many other people, I’m not afraid of the usual things such as ghosts, clowns, heights, etc. However, spiders are a HUGE exception. Nothing makes my skin crawl more, than the idea of a spider being within my vicinity, big or small. For most people, like myself, seeing a spider will make you freak out and leave the area immediately; no questions asked. So imagine having a spider living, yes LIVING, under your skin. In your body. That’s what happened to tourist, Dylan Thomas.
He was visiting Bali when he noticed a mysterious red trail stretching two inches from his belly towards his left nipple. Dylan received medical attention and was told it was an insect bite. He was given anti-histamine cream.
Dylan used the cream as advised, and within hours painful blisters appeared along the red line. He returned to the hospital, where a dermatologist determined that a tropical spider had burrowed into his appendix scar and made its way up to his sternum! Medics removed the spider, which was thankfully dead, with tweezers. They have yet to determine what kind of spider it was.
“It wasn’t really a tickling sensation, obviously once the venom started to affect my skin it was a really burning sensation like a searing feeling” Dylan told the Bunbury Mail. His friends and family have given him the nickname Spider Man.
He posted on Facebook: “After running tests and putting things inside my stomach they finally found out it was a tropical spider that’s been living inside of me for the last three days, managed to get it out luckily. Haven’t felt so violated in my life before! Just glad it’s all over.”