Workman bitten on the penis by venomous spider… for the second time in months

A workman was nursing more than his wounded pride after being bitten by a spider for the second time on exactly the same embarrassing spot. The unlucky victim, known only as Jordan, was nipped by a venomous redback spider on his penis - months after another spider bit him there. The 21-year-old, who was bitten while sitting on a portable toilet in Sydney, Australia, described himself as the “most unlucky guy in the country at the moment”. He told the BBC: “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.“

This one is a bit sorer - it seems like it got a better shot at it this time. It is a really sharp intense pain at the start… It’s redder, a bit more swollen, it hurts a bit more. I got tetanus and antivenom yesterday


Jordan first came to unwelcome attention five months ago when he was nipped on the same toilet on the same building site. He said the toilets were cleaned every day and thought it would be safe to use, especially after he’d checked it thoroughly before taking his seat. He said: "It’s the first time I’ve used a port-a-loo since it happened the first time. There was a little crevice under the bowl and you couldn’t lift anything to check. I’ve checked every toilet since it happened.”