Crawled into bed with me and engaged in arachnid foreplay by nibbling an ankle..As a matter of interest did it bite you before or after you picked the bloody thing up?
One of the game wardens I worked in SA with, 'Dangerous' Dave, used to impress the tourists by seizing snakes around the back of the head. He was a bit slow one day and a Cape Cobra got him a good one on the hand. The necrotic toxin did it's work and he was lucky to just lose a finger.
The same thing happened to a Reserve Brigadier of my acquaintance when he got bitten by sticking his hand in an 'occupied' hand hold whilst rock climbing..