Major scare the one that took a eight year old boy and his family in Cambridgeshire (UK). Bear Styles was surprised, when he was about to give himself a refreshing swim in the pool, by a spider Steatoda nobilis, better known in England as ‘false black widow’, due to its similarity to this fearsome arachnid.
The little animal slipped into the The young man’s swimsuit, which was hanging in the courtyard of his home. When he went to lay hands he did not notice the presence of the spider, until it bit him on one of his buttocks. At the moment, and after the fright, the father of the child He grabbed the swimsuit to shake it off, and then the spider came out. After the mother fell, she took a picture of her.
Way to the hospital
At first they thought it would be nothing serious, so the little boy jumped into the pool. But soon after the problems began to appear: he got very pale and his temperature began to rise. After that, the parents called the emergency services, as things were getting serious.
Once inside the ambulance, while on his way to the hospital, the little boy began to suffer hallucinations, which made him see various cartoon peeking through the trees from abroad, as reported Daily Mail. Already in the hospital, after performing the relevant tests and after observing the photograph that the mother had taken, they were able to confirm that had been bitten by a fake black widow.
Origin and reaction to the bite
It is believed that this Steatoda nobilis It is originally from the Canary Islands, from where it would have expanded to other corners of the world. Its bite is painful and, in some cases, can even cause the death from certain reactions. In the case of the young man, thanks to the rapid application of a treatment, he has been able to recover after having a bad time with fever, vomiting, and hallucinations. After arriving home, Bear Styles was so tired that he slept for 13 hours straight and, after several days exhausted, he has returned to normal.
“Every few breaths he did it deeply like i can’t catch my breath“says the mother, who advises to check well the clothes that are left for a certain time outside, especially in garden areas.” We do not want people to think that they have to kill each and every one of the spiders they see, just that be aware of where they might be and shake things up and check things out“.