A black widow bites a golfer in Australia -- and he decided to keep on playing. The 24-year-old female golfer was bit during the Ladies European Tour. On Feb. 13, The Inquisitr reported that Daniela Holmqvist didn't let the fear of a potentially fatal spider bite stop her from finishing the round.
According to the report, a medical team stayed close by in case Holmqvist needed help. She didn't have any symptoms that kept her from playing, but she didn't end up qualifying for the ISPS Handa Australian Open in Canberra -- she was 2 points short.
The black widow that bit the golfer was reportedly a redback. These spiders are considered "deadly" to humans although no humans have died from being bit thanks to an antidote. Holmqvist did try to get all of the venom out of her body and it is possible that she saved her own life by doing so.
"A clear fluid came out. It was not the best-looking thing I’ve done but I had to get as much out of me as I could," explained Holmqvist. It may have been this action that got Sweden-native Holmqvist through the day -- and beyond.
When a black widow bites a golfer, no one expects the athlete to continue on playing, but Holmqvist did her best in the competition. It is unknown if she sought treatment following her last hole.
© Effie Orfanides 2013