Skip to comments.Family forced to flee home after deadly spiders start hatching out of bananas
Posted on 11/05/2013 8:45:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A family had to move into a hotel and fumigate their home after deadly South American spiders began hatching out of a bunch of Sainsburys bananas.
Terrified Consi Taylor, 29, said she saw something that looked like mould on a Colombian Fairtrade banana she was eating.
However, on closer inspection she said she saw some funny looking spots and realised something was wrong.
I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet. I was so scared I started crying, she told The Sun.
Sainsburys initially gave Consi and her husband Richard, 37, a £10 voucher to make up for their troubles but that wasnt the end of the story.
The couple and their two young children were forced to flee their home after sending a picture of the infestation to a pest control firm who promptly told the Taylors they might be venomous Brazilian Wandering spiders.
The family escaped their London home for three days with Benjamin, three, and four-month-old Annabel, after the firms email warned: The Brazilian Wandering Spider is venomous and should be considered dangerous. We have to take huge care and diligence.
Following the lengthy fumigation, the family had to dry-clean all their clothes and racked up a total bill of £1,000 which covered hotel costs and pest control measures which Sainsburys paid for them.
The spiders, also known as Phoneutria, are indigenous to South America and parts of Central America such as Costa Rica.
They are extremely toxic and can cause convulsions and in mammals if they bite them.
I hope I didnt eat one but I cant be sure. I now have a phobia of buying bananas. We dont know whether theyve all gone, Consi added.
Family forced to flee home after deadly South American spiders start hatching out of Sainsburys bananas
I hate it when that happens.
Yes, I’ve gone through three houses because of that sh*t.
Is the convulsions if the mammals bite the spiders or the other way around?
Sounds like the beginning of a SyFy channel CGI-monster-of-the-week movie.
I always rinse my bananas off just as soon as I get them home because I don’t like fruit flies. Probably works on spiders too.
Oh I’m the type of arachnid
That can never settle down,
I’m the wanderer, the wanderer—
I wander ‘round and ‘round and ‘round and ‘round.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
I wonder how a Brazilian Wandering Spider ends up in a Columbian Fair Trade banana.
Sorry, I thought this was about today’s election results.
That’s just a little bonus for buying free trade bananas.
I don’t know what they mean by “hatching out.” I think there are some spiders where there will be 100’s of already hatched baby spiders that will ride around on momma spider’s back though.
Sure. Somebody's going to sue. I NEVER believe ANY of these stories anymore.
Might be deadly rare spiders.
Better give us a lot of money...
“I wonder how a Brazilian Wandering Spider ends up in a Columbian Fair Trade banana.”
But, it might be deadly. Better gives s a thousand dollars to be on the safe side.
Might be Godzilla, too.
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