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WharfRat
04-04-2006, 08:46 AM
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A red-faced Australian nudist who tried to set fire to what he thought was a deadly funnel web spider's nest ended up with badly burned buttocks, emergency officials said Monday.
The 56-year-old man was at a nudist colony near Bowral, about 60 miles southwest of Sydney, Sunday when he spotted what he believed to be a funnel web spider hole.
Ambulance workers, including a helicopter crew, were called to the scene after the man poured petrol down the hole and then lit a match in an attempt to kill the offending arachnid.
"The exploding gasoline fumes left the man with burns to 18 percent of his body, on the upper leg and buttocks," the NRMA Careflight helicopter rescue service said in a statement.
It said the man's lack of clothing probably contributed to the extent of his burns.
"The fate of the bunkered spider was unknown, although other guests at the resort thought it was probably a harmless trapdoor spider and not a deadly funnel web," the statement said.

http://reuters.iwon.com//article/20060403/2006-04-03T150543Z_01_SYD139002_RTRIDST_0_ODD-AUSTRALIA-SPIDER-DC.html


It said the man's lack of clothing probably contributed to the extent of his burns.
:hmmm: Ya think?

GRAPEAPE
04-04-2006, 08:51 AM
I tried that with a squirrel once, The little monster jumped on me while it was on fire, Burned my favorite Jay fiedler jersey.

Ohio Fanatic
04-04-2006, 09:11 AM
why the hell would you set a squirrel on fire? Plus, "your favorite Jay Fiedler jersey" implies you may have had more than one? The fact that you had one at all and tried to set a squirrel on fire tells me you got some serious screws loose.

GRAPEAPE
04-04-2006, 09:13 AM
why the hell would you set a squirrel on fire? Plus, "your favorite Jay Fiedler jersey" implies you may have had more than one? The fact that you had one at all and tried to set a squirrel on fire tells me you got some serious screws loose.I have been going to therapy for my desire to kill squirrels. And I got the Fiedler jerseys as gifts:rolleyes:

NaboCane
04-04-2006, 10:24 AM
The things people do.

And grape is kidding, ohio. He's a gentle soul, not one to actually set fire to his squirrel.

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CharlestonPhan
04-04-2006, 02:50 PM
what an incredible title for a thread... i couldnt go by without opening it! :)

FinFan72
04-04-2006, 02:52 PM
It gives a new meaning to Hot As*

:lol:

Mindwarp
04-04-2006, 03:01 PM
so as I was scrolling through I thought the title said : Fiedler-hunting nudist ends with ring of fire