Spiderman: tourist returns home with spider in stomach

An Australian man was shocked to learn he had returned home from holiday in Bali with a spider living in his stomach. Video: Reuters

An Australian man just back from a holiday in Bali had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed, Australian media reported on Friday (October 17).

The tiny creature burrowed through a small appendix scar and travelled up Dylan Maxwell's torso, leaving a red, scar-like trail from his navel to his chest.

"A very searing, hot searing burning sensation. It was like nothing that I've felt before," Maxwell told the Seven Network.

While in Bali, Maxwell visited a local medical centre and was prescribed an antihistamine for an insect bite.

After returning to Australia earlier this week, doctors removed the tropical visitor by making a small incision in his naval and pulling it out.

"What the heck, I was just mind blown. I couldn't have really believed that in my wildest dreams."

Maxwell's friends have now nicknamed him "Spiderman".

Reuters

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