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Man Almost Lost His Leg When Flesh-Eating Spider Bit Him On Flight

Bites, especially spiders', seems to be a good thing only in comics and movies. In reality, instead of buying you superpowers, they can actually take away what little you already have.

Few know better than Jonathon Hogg, what a spider bite can do to you, and for certain, it doesn't make you spiderman but instead. He had set out for a long vacation, but it turned out to be a near death experience.

Man Almost Lost His Leg When Flesh-Eating Spider Bit Him On Flight

Man Almost Lost His Leg When Flesh-Eating Spider Bit Him On Flight

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Jonathon Hogg boarded from Qatar for South Africa.

Jonathon Hogg boarded from Qatar for South Africa.

On a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, the Londoner took off with Qatar Airways for the country of many colors, South Africa. He had enrolled himself for an Orangutan Camp.

Mid flight came the spider, brown recluse.

Mid flight came the spider, brown recluse.

He was a bit uncomfortable and tried to sit cross-legged when it pinched him on his leg. Later he saw a spider on the floor and heard someone scream that too.

It was several hours when the pain started.

It was several hours when the pain started.

And it became unbearable, that he was taken to a hospital. In the mean time, his leg had swollen and developed pus and was like about to burst.

Skin necrosis had begun.

Skin necrosis had begun.

The bite was nearby a vein and the hemotoxic venom of the spider had spread and skin and muscle death had begun.

He could have lost the leg.

He could have lost the leg.

Maybe even died, the doctors had said, had he delayed treatment even an hour or so.

Brown Recluse Spider are very dangerous, although least aggressive.

Brown Recluse Spider are very dangerous, although least aggressive.

They have been known to be around people without a single case of bite. They are generally calm, passive. Bites occur only when they are they are pressed against the bare skin, like while wearing clothes or gloves. Their stings are so small that it can't even go through fabric.

Here's some of dangerous spider to look out for

Here's some of dangerous spider to look out for

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