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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bostjan, Sep 8, 2017.
Next time use a ruler to measure instead of a venomous animal.
Not as brutal as others but here goes mine.
I was enlisted to help my friend get rid of some bushes in the backyard near the house. We started chopping and I heard my buddy scream and start running. Hornets. There were multiple hornet's nests in the bushes we were chopping at. We pissed them off and they attacked -- so I got about 8 hornet stings.
That's about it.
At boy scout camp we were given lollipops at the end of the day one day. While we were waiting around doing the end of the day ceremonies...I popped a lollipop in a my mouth. Now this was outside in the woods. A bee flew into my mouth. and stung me in the inside of my cheek. It was not pleasant.
Eesh, some of these sound awful!
I stuck my hand in a wasps nest on holiday in Greece once. I was sat on a wall and reached behind the wall and just didn't see it, no idea how many times I was stung.
Oh! I forgot that I got bit by a kingsnake when I was trying to rub mite juice on its scales.
Hey, let's not get to personal with the details of what you were doing at the time! Just kidding.
I've handled a few snakes before, but never been bitten. King snakes are not venomous, right? But I'd imagine being a mouth with eyes and a tail, it's only line of defense against, well, anything, is to bite, so I'd imagine it still hurts pretty bad.
It wasn't very big so it wasn't too bad. No venom, which means no fangs. Non-venomous snakes don't have two big fangs in the front, but they have thin, teeny, almost invisible needle teeth on ridges down the center of their mouth.
Seriously, you win so far, and I didn't think anyone would beat a Man'O'War.
I've been stung by honey bees (we used to catch them when I was a kid to see who was too scared to do so), several types of wasps, TONS of fire ants, bitten by snakes (nonvenomous), pinched by crabs and crayfish, etc., most of which were no big deal. But there were a few I that I still remember.
When I was four or five, I was stung by an asp (the caterpillar kind that watson503 mentioned). That hurt like a son of a bitch for several days. Here's a pic:
A different time, at about the same age, I was playing in the water at the beach and was stung by a jellyfish of some kind. I've heard people in my family say it was a Portuguese manowar, but I rarely see them around here, so it was probably something else. I didn't see it, but somehow managed to get the tentacles wrapped all around my leg. That wasn't very fun.
I was also bitten by a horse fly or some other type of large fly while hiking in an area with a lot deer. Those fuckers cut/gouge a hole and lick up the blood, and it hurts. It looked liked this, but darker:
And what may have been the most painful at the time was from a pet bird. He wasn't terrible, but like all parrots, he could bite REALLY hard when he was pissed off, and being a young kid, I (unintentionally) agitated him pretty frequently and he bit me me hard enough a couple of times that I still remember it ~35 years later. Fortunately, he never really let me have it or I might have lost a finger, but it still hurt.
My wife raised baby parrots a few years ago. I've been bitten by cockatiels, conures, african grays, and amazons. All pretty small compared to macaws and cockatoos. I think they were all just warning bites, since parrots seem to be pretty good-natured in general. For me, it's mostly psychological when you have a bird you just watched crack open a brazil nut with its mouth and now it has a hold of your finger.
Seriously... that MOW ( a small one at that... prob less than 10" across the bladder) was probably not even comparable to the pain of a giant-centipede lacerating your pancake-handle. A larger wound or one from a more venomous variety... certainly, but those centipede's are nasty! Some ( all?) are venomous also. They can get up to 12" in length and are known to take down lizards, small birds, etc. I do have a scar from the MOW and there was even a seemingly small degree of tissue degradation but I never even sought medical attention for it.
Some years ago I was photographing petroglyphs throughout some caves out in far-west Texas and came across a giant-desert centipede, maybe 8-9" ( very similar to the one posted above in this thread). I was sitting on a cave floor ( wearing baggy shorts as well) and it came up under my legs and out the other side. It never touched me and I didn't attempt to make any more intimate contact with it lol. Thankfully I didn't do anything to provoke it. I've got a pic of it somewhere. That thing freaked me out. Up to that point, I had primarily been concerned with running into rattlesnakes so that put a new twist on my anxiety lol.
Mine are pretty tame by this thread's standards...
I remember as a kid, my folks owned rental homes up in the mountains, in a forest-ey kind of area. One of these houses had a large back yard that spilled out into a hiking trail, so when we'd go up to work on the house, me and my brother would play in the back. I remember there was a stump that I had jumped up on, because duh, and moments later my body felt like it was on fire....due to the hundreds of fire ants that were now crawling all over me. It was about a solid 5 minute run back to the house too, so all the way back and into the shower they were just chowin' down.
Second story is a bit more dramatic. I don't know what it was, but I was riding my dirt bike when all of a sudden I get this rapid fire, searing pain all over my chest; it had almost felt like I had just suddenly been repeatedly stabbed by a red-hot needle. The pain was bad enough that I lost my focus and fell off the bike, and the whole time I was falling / rolling I was grabbing and my chest (which was panic inducing because I had a chest protector on and couldn't get to it), writhing in pain trying to find out what it was and make it stop. Never did figure it out, but I had a few dozen huge red bumps about the size of a dime each all over my torso for about a week and a half.
It is amazing when you think about how quickly fire ants react to a person standing on or near the entrance to their nest. They must have security cameras or something.
Haven't been stung by one myself, but we have these in the waters off northern Australia :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irukandji_jellyfish
They scare the living shit out of me.
jesus, add that to the already large list of shit that can kill you in australia.
Um... yay? Lol
I'll go ahead and throw the 2nd part of the story out there...
So after it took a nibble... I was late and I had to get dressed and go participate in patient interviews. While doing rounds, I started sweating profusely and my heart rate was like I just finished doing wind-sprints. I looked worse than most of my patients. In the meantime, the bite area had swollen and was starting to hurt, and upon hearing this all of the other doctors and nurses wanted to see it... so here I am dropping the pants and showing everyone "my business"... the shaft was so swollen lets just say I was doing an awfully good impression of a tuna can lol.
The best was having nurses ask if the swelling hurt and being able to answer, "what swelling?"
10... I meant 10 inches!
Growing up in the Pilbara and regional areas of Australia as a kid you become pretty aware of your surrounds and try to avoid things but you get stung eventually I had some painful bee stings and bites by bull ants as a kid but nothing to the degree of what I had on Holiday in Bali when I was 10.
I hate Jellyfish because of this and rarely go in the water at the beach at all now because of this.It was our last day of the trip so we spent the day on the beach with the other families we had met at the hotel some from Germany, some from France ect on our trip. I went out to try my hand at surfing one last time mainly because of the daughter of the French familyand got dunked by a wave. I remember instantly feeling distraught and sick and a burning and stinging that ran across my head,face,chest,legs and arms. I suffered pretty bad anxiety as a kid and some times it would make me feel like a had a knife jabbed in my chest and that kicked in at the exact same time. I had a few friends drown as a kid and I thought that this was it. I could hear screaming and yelling from the beach and in the water next to me, begun to panic and sunk under the water that's when one of the other surfers a local man pulled me out of the water. Turns out the screaming was the French girl who I took surfing lessons with and we both got dunked and ended up in a Bloom of jellyfish.
These things ended up everywhere, up my swim shirt around my legs arms and wrapped in my hair and on my face. Same with her, we got dragged to the beach and the locals under the instruction of this guy with dreadlocks down to his ankles that they claimed was some kind of "witch doctor" covered us in tobacco and alcohol and thankfully the pain eased up after that. Take what you will from this story but this local "witch doctor" came out of nowhere helped us both and just vanished afterwards that was the most bizarre part of the event.
I hate jellyfish.
got bit by a brown recluse on my shin when i was 10 years old at summer camp. the camp nurses had no idea what to make of it and they ended up having to get some specialist from out of state to come check it out, from what i remember it was a gigantic bullseye looking mark, a day went by and the skin started to die off my leg. was pretty gnarly. ended up having to miss out on 2 out of 4 weeks of camp
on the last day when i was packing my things i found the son of a bitch still living under my mattress. i remember it being about the size of a CD with all of its legs sprawled out. smashed that fucker to bits
Was working in the yard and got a bunch of wasps come out and sting my bare back and neck.
Cursed just like Mr.Krabs when that happened!