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Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden got a little more then she bargained during the front-nine of the ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla.  Holmqvist was participating in the LPGA pre-qualifier and had made it to the fourth hole without incident, but things changed quickly as she tried to hit her second shot out of the rough.  She was bitten by a black widow spider on her ankle, and just seconds after swatting it away she hit the ground in pain. Holmqvist spoke to Svensk Golf about the incident: “When I told the local caddies in my group what had happened, they got very upset and said it was a Black Widow, and immediately started looking for their phones to call the medics,” As no one was reacting quickly enough Holmqvist was forced to play doctor herself.  She grabbed a golf tee from her pocket and cut open the wound so she could squeeze out all of the venom.  A black widow bite has been known to kill a child  in just around a half hour. “A clear fluid came out, it wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible.” When asked later that evening how she was feeling following the bite, she retorted light-heartedly. “It still hurts, I don’t recommend getting bitten by a Black Widow.”   [Golf Digest] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

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2 Comments:
  • You have to be careful whenever your in Austrailia. They have more venomous creatures down there than you can shake a stick at.
  • wow! If anyone should have been a boy scout, it's her. I am impressed and proud that she did what she did, when she had to, and understood the seriousness enough to take immediate action herself. way to go. Didn't panic and took care of business, now thats a role model for kids.
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