Before you take a bite into that banana you may want to check for spiders. A woman in Britain claims that she found dozens of Brazilian wandering spiders, considered by some to be the world’s most venomous spider, crawling on her banana.
Sky News reports that Consi Taylor was eating a banana when she noticed a small white spot. She thought that the spot was a piece of mold, which is gross enough, but then the small must burst open and dozens of baby spiders started crawling around the piece of fruit.
Consi sent a photo of the spiders to a pest control company and was shocked to learn that the banana was covered in Brazilian wandering spiders. The spiders, also known as banana spiders, were listed as the world’s most venomous by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010.
Consi said: “I thought it was mould but when I had a closer look I saw some funny looking spots. 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.”
The supermarket Sainsbury apologized for the spider infested banana and offered Consi a $15 gift certificate to make up for her near death experience.
Sainsbury said: “We’re very sorry and have apologized to Mr and Mrs Taylor. We do have rigorous controls on imported products at all stages – from harvesting to transportation – which is why this is so rare.”