Everyone has been told repeatedly by experts that spiders cannot cause death, except in very rare circumstances. That may very well be true, but the fact is, people do indeed die in response to spider bites, even if the spider bite itself, or the venom, did not cause death.
A woman had just finished celebrating Christmas with her family when she decided to call it a night and retire to her bedroom. Sadly, she did not get her full eight hours of sleep because she awoke at three in the morning to find venomous spiders crawling all over her body. Initially the woman was too tired to think anything of it, but before she could go back to sleep she was awoken by a sharp stinging pain that, according to the bite victim, felt like a jellyfish sting.
The woman had been bitten by a two inch male funnel web spider. The male funnel web spider is six times more toxic than a female, and it is one of the world’s deadliest spiders as it can kill its bite victims within fifteen minutes. The woman suffered a heart attack as a result of the nightmarish situation that she found herself in, but luckily doctors were able to save her life. Don’t ever let anybody tell you that spiders are harmless folks!
Have you ever awoken in the night to a painful spider bite?