Not even a potentially fatal black widow spider’s bite could stop 24-year-old golfer Daniela Holmqvist’s game during the pre-qualifier for the Women’s Australian Open, according to a Feb. 13 Inquisitr report.
As Holmqvist's leg started to swell and the pain became intense, she reportedly made the quick decision to take matters into her own hands. She used her golf tee to slice open the wound and drained the venom from her leg. Who needs medical professionals?
"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," Holmqvist told Karin Klarstrom of Svensk Golf.
“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.”
She kept on playing in the pre-qualifier tournament without seeking medical help. Medics, however, remained on standby in case she needed treatment. In the end, Holmqvist failed to qualify.
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