An Australian man has been bitten by a venomous spider on the penis twice in five months. In both instances he was using a portable toilet at the time – on the second occasion, it was not long after they had been cleaned at the work site in Sydney. The BBC report below details how he checked the loo for creepy-crawlies before going about his business.

If you or a client will be visiting Australia, we recommend caution when using similar facilities.

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From the Telegraph

‘Unluckiest man in Australia’ bitten on the penis by a spider for the second time

A 21-year-old Australian has been labelled “the unluckiest man in Australia” after he was bitten by a spider on the penis for the second time in five months.

The tradesman said he was bitten by a redback spider while using a portable toilet at a work site.  

It was his first visit to a portable toilet since his last encounter with a spider, he said, adding that the bite occurred on “pretty much the same spot”.

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From the BBC

Spider bites Australian man on penis again

He said that being bitten the first time had made him wary of using portable toilets.

“After the first time it happened I didn’t really want to use one again,” he said.

“Toilets got cleaned that day and I thought it was my opportunity to go use one. Had a look under both seats and then I sat down did my business. Next thing you know, I’m bent over in pain.”

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