Man breaks leg while kicking spider
January 12, 2006 - 2:24PM
A 19-year-old broke his leg in two places while kicking at a spider in the NSW Southern Highlands.
NRMA CareFlight said the teenager was flown to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition from a property 25km west of Mittagong after the incident involving a large huntsman spider before 1pm (AEDT) on Thursday.
The force of the man's kick at the spider broke his right leg in two places and also killed the spider.
The Huntsman is listed by the Australian Museum as being a relatively harmless species, although the Badge Huntsman can cause pain, headache, vomiting and an irregular pulse.