(CNN) – A man in Australia has been dubbed “Spider Man” after a bizarre turn of event during a trip to Bali.
The scar on his abdomen may look like a surgical one, but it’s actually the trail left by a spider that burrowed under Dylan Maxwell’s skin.
Maxwell was visiting Indonesia when he noticed what he thought was a scratch about an inch long. He went to the doctor who told him it was a small insect bite. But the trail kept growing up toward his chest.
Maxwell described it as, “a very searing, hot searing burning sensation. It was like nothing I’ve ever felt before.”
When it started to blister, he began to worry and went back to the doctor. That’ s when they realized a spider crawled into Maxwell’s belly button through a fresh scar from a recent appendix operation. Doctors were able to pull the spider out.