Look out Peter Parker, there may be a new Spider-Man coming your way. An Australian tourist named Dylan Thomas brought back a bite-sized souvenir from his trip to Bali: a tropical spider living inside his body.
Thomas posted on Facebook on October 11 with a thick red scar running down his abdominal area. Doctors told Thomas it was nothing more than an insect bite and gave him some cream, according to NT News.
That following Monday though, the scar began to blister. Thomas visited a dermatologist who knew something strange was going on with the scar. Surgery was then performed on Thomas, and doctors were able to remove a tiny tropical spider from his body.
The spider was dead when removed and has been since sent off for tests. He'll learn what type of species the spider was in the next few days.
Thomas though is taking his unfortunate spider incident in stride: According to the Bunbury Mail, Thomas is trying to raise money for a Spider-Man tattoo to commemorate the experience.
Update:There have been accusations that Thomas' spider-story may just be a big webbed hoax. Some have claimed that the insect allegedly pulled from his body might have been a mite, not a spider. But we will continue to update as spidey updates swing our way.