Family Terrorized By Venomous Spider That Came By Delivery With Their Fruit


*Imagine, a hairy spider approximately the size of your hand, coming out of the bag along with your bananas. A family in South London can tell you first hand, its no laughing matter.

The first thought after – RUN! – is to try and trap it, so that you can get it outside, right? Well, when they did manage to trap the lethal creature – they were horrified to watch as it ripped off its own leg trying to get free.
We’re not talking some little skinny eyelash-looking leg, we’re talking more tarantula type. Yuk!!! The insect, called a Brazilian wandering spider, was inadvertently delivered in a bag of groceries by a local supermarket.
Of course, when the dad saw the spider, he dropped the bananas into the fruit bowl, inadvertently trapping the terrifying creature’s leg.

That’s when the deadly insect ripped off its own limb and successfully escaped.

The man had taken a photograph of the spider, and went online to research it.  To his amazement the Guinness Book of Records called it the world’s most venomous species.

Tim, who declined to give his surname, said:
“We were terrified. We got ourselves and our kids out of the house straight away. We had no idea where it had gone. Although people might think these things are funny, I keep thinking that the spider could have killed me or my son if he had gone to get a banana.”The venom from a Brazilian wandering spider can kill a person within two hours.

The store sent in pest control experts – who called the spider “hardcore” as evidenced when they attempted to capture the spider and it became aggressive, standing on its back legs and showing its fangs.

Using a 3ft stick, the insect was moved into a heavy plastic box, which was then sealed inside two other boxes, to be sent for scientific research.

Eggs had also been discovered, and they were placed in a freezer to be killed..

These spiders have caused 14 reported deaths and one pest control expert said there was no anti-venom in the UK.

Experts say these incidents could be due to the trend for organic fruit that is not treated with spider-killing chemicals.

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