So, anyway I was out trying to talk sense to the pepper plants who have gone berzerk in pepper production to the extent of breaking limbs and splitting down the middle with the wait of their fruit. Picking some off and tying everything up- bit of capsicum bondage going on... and I stepped back and shrieked.
My foot was burning.
What bit me????
I kicked my fake croc half way across the garden (all the better to ward off repeat attacks with one bare foot afterall, hey?) and examined my foot for telltale stinger/ bite marks.
But it was rapidly going red around my toes and really burning...
I looked on the ground around me for a half squashed spider or limping snake (can they limp?)
Nothing but some rotting peppers I had just cleared from around the chilli plants....
Taken out by a pepper?
Hopped over to my discarded sandal to investigate.
Yup. Smushed up rotten chilli pepper all over the front of my sandal. Just the smell made my nose twitch it was so fiery.
But my poor foot....
Even after a bath and soothing cream it still stings.
I can't believe I was taken out by a chilli pepper.
The upside is it seems like we have a wicked crop this year!