DON'T WORRY, THEY DON'T HAVE BIG TEETH
We’re coming into Spring in Sydney and everything is starting to grow. People are spending more time outdoors, probably gardening, and going into the realm of insects and spiders. Naturally, they will want to protect their patch.
There’s only one spider in Sydney that you really need to worry about – the Funnel Web. Their bites are the only ones that have been known to cause a death.
The symptoms of a bite from a Funnel Web are the following:
- Pain, but not much inflammation at the site
- Profuse sweating
- Tingling sensation around the mouth
- Production of a lot of saliva
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Confusion before unconsciousness
- Try to suck out the poison.
- Wash the area
- Apply an arterial tourniquet