EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story included a video in which a man showed a scar near his navel where he claimed a spider burrowed under his skin. The contents of the video cannot be verified independently so Global News has removed it.
TORONTO – An Australian man claims his Bali vacation was ruined after an exotic arachnid burrowed into his skin.
Twenty-one-year-old Dylan Thomas says he woke up last Saturday morning to discover a two-inch mark near his belly button.
Thomas said by the time he got to a doctor there was a huge vertical mark from his belly to pectoral muscles.
To make matters worse, he says, he was misdiagnosed.
Thomas says he got a second opinion at Bali International Hospital. He claims a dermatologist recognized the issue and located and removed the spider.
The story lit up social media sites and was picked up by dozens of media outlets. However, doubt has been cast on the man’s story.