The Sydney apprentice tradesman, named Jordan, told KIIS FM radio hosts Kyle & Jackie O about the second unlucky spider bite to his penis in five months.
In April this year, Jordan suffered a bite on his penis from a deadly redback spider.
And earlier this week Jordan called in to say it happened again, on “pretty much the same spot” on his penis.
Poor Jordan said until now he avoided using the port-a-loo since the first bite.
“There was a little crevice under the bowl and you couldn’t lift anything to check. I’ve checked every toilet since it happened,” he told the radio hosts.
Host Kyle Sandilands asked if he kicked the door of the port-a-loo down to ask one of his workmates to “suck the poison out.”
“Nah, but I walked out this time and made sure I had someone come over and have a look,” Jordan replied.
“By the time they got there the spider had gone back into the hole.”
Jordan lived to tell about the first encounter with a redback, but didn’t know what type the second spider was.
“It’s redder, a bit more swollen, it hurts a bit more. I got tetanus and anti-venom yesterday,” he said.
“It seems like it got a better shot at it this time.”
Jordan expects to be able to return to work soon but won’t be using a port-a-loo anytime soon.
“I think I’ll be holding on for dear life to be honest,” he said.
Before the widespread adaptation of indoor plumbing in the 1960s many Australians suffered spider bites to the genitals.
Spiders made homes in the dark damp spaces of backyard dunnies.
Slim Newton enjoyed a Number One hit in 1972 with a song about a typical incident
There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn’t see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
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