There goes my plan to emigrate to NZ, there's no way I'm going anywhere near a place with venomous spiders. Especially ones that are partial to a bite of your chonkle.
I thought there were no nasties over there!
A Canadian tourist who decided to take a quick nap on a NZ beach following a skinny-dip ended up seriously hospitalised after a venomous spider bit his penis, Oz's The Age reports. The unnamed 22-year-old awoke after his kip in the North Island's northern extremity to find his penis "swollen and painful with a red mark on the …
That respected and authorative source of information, Wikipedia, says it's endangered. If you're lucky it'll be extinct in a few years. Or just confine yourself to "inland" locations and the southernmost the beaches.
Black Heli- ... looks a bit like a spider with, albeit with 6 legs and a tail.
... we also have wasps (which are the usual b&^#* nuisance), bees (which aren't much bother), and centipedes (which are said to give a nasty bite, but you rarely see a big one and it's extremely rare to get bitten). Katipos are equally rare.
So, on the whole, not much worry.
This is El Reg, so when I opened the article I thought I was going to get an article on how some NZ government organisation's web crawler found an on-line pic of some Canadian's penis on-line and decided that is should be content filtered...oh, wait, typical Yank, I've gone and confused NZ and AUS... ;-)
Australia has the Red Back Spider - quite fond of outhouse toilets and building webs under the rim.
Hence many man have been bitten on the cock by the said spider.
Quite an interesting bite - it changes from throbbing, to aching to stinging - in some slow cycle that lasts for a few months.
Would not want to get a BIG bite by a BIG spider either.
= more venom.
= more and longer unpleasantness.
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I also live in New Zealand, and this is the first time I have heard of a person being bitten.
I have been here for 80 years , so the frequency of spider attacks is fairly low.
Also we have an acute shortage of terrorist with connections to Al Quida (or whatever it's called)
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