Surfer Bitten By Venomous Black Widow Spider
Did you know that in August of this year, Spiderman officially turns 62 years of age! The original character first appeared in issue number 15 of the Amazing Fantasy series of comics, created and published by Marvel Comics. That was in August 1962.
Behind the blue and red spider suit was a teenage high school student called Peter Parker, who gained his superpowers when he was bitten by a radioactive spider at a science exhibition.
Well, that's the world of fantasy. In real life, getting bitten by a spider is, generally speaking, a relatively harmless experience.
Unless the spider happens to be a black widow! And your body, for whatever reason, fails to fight off the venom.
A black widow spider
We are joined on the line today by Craig Butler from Waterford (pictured), who was recently bitten by a black widow spider. Unfortunately, he didn't come out the far end with any superpowers; quite the opposite, in fact. The bite landed him in hospital! He's just been discharged and is now recovering from a very traumatic experience, as he tells Derek...
To see more pictures, visit Craig's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CraigButlerSurfer.