be careful when skinny dipping

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  1. jack404

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    http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/7236126/skinny-dipping-tourist-bitten-down-under/

    A venomous katipo spider bite on his penis was the high price a tourist paid for a skinny-dip at a New Zealand beach.

    The 22-year-old Canadian left his clothes in the sand dunes while he went for his nude swim at a Northland beach.

    He slept on his return, according to a report on the case in today's online NZ Medical Journal.

    "He woke to find his penis swollen and painful with a red mark on the shaft suggestive of a bite. He rapidly developed generalised muscle pains, fever, headache, photophobia [light sensitivity] and vomiting," wrote Dr Nigel Harrison and colleagues who treated him at Dargaville and Whangarei hospitals.

    By the time the man reached Dargaville Hospital, his penis was severely swollen, his blood pressure was up and his heart beat racing.

    Chest pain and other symptoms developed the next morning and it was presumed he had been bitten by a katipo. He was treated with anti-venom medicine and rapidly improved.

    However, heart problems persisted and he was treated at Whangarei Hospital and Auckland Hospital before returning to Canada.

    Katipo spiders are known to have a highly specialised habitat in New Zealand sand dunes and will bite only rarely, and in defence.

    This was the first known case of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, caused by a bite, Dr Harrison said.

    A prompt diagnosis and the use of anti-venom resulted in a good outcome for the tourist, he said.
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    The best part of that story was the title: "New Zealand Tourist Bitten Down Under."
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    A new breed of crotch crickets?
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    Exactly how much did his penis swell? Possible new alternative to Viagara!
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    Go for it, Maximilian. Vollunteer to test it out.:D:p:rolleyes:
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    What would Crocodile Dundee do!
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