Golfer bitten by black widow spider, digs venom out with a tee
No ... really.
|Is this the black widow that bit Daniela Holmqvist? (Getty Images)|
I thought the only black widow in sports was this one?
Apparently not. Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden was bitten on the leg by a black widow spider while playing a qualifier for the LPGA's ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, Australia.
She gave Svensk Golf the following, quite scary recount:
"When I told the local caddies in my group what had happened, they got very upset and said it was a black widow, and immediately started looking for their phones to call the medics."
But, get this: When the medics didn't arrive quickly enough, she just dug the bite open with a tee and squeezed the venom out herself!
Holmqvist talked about the incident:
A clear fluid came out, it wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible.
Well, I guess so.
The craziest part of the entire story is that she went on to finish her round, shooting a 74 -- and missing out on qualifying for the tournament.
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