Welsh mother finds deadly Brazilian wandering spider eggs in her bananas
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:45 PM -
Maria Layton was getting a snack for six-year-old daughter when she noticed something odd.
One banana in a set of fruit had a strange marking on it. Layton soon found out that her fruits were the breeding ground for a potentially lethal Brazilian spider.
In a panic, Layton put the bananas in the freezer just as the cocoon began to hatch, the Huffington Post UK reports.
The other bananas, too, were covered in a spider web. In an interview with The Huffington Post UK, Layton says she recognized the spiders because she saw a news story about them. After doing a quick Google search, her fears were confirmed.
The Brazilian wandering spider has a bite that can cause painful four-hour erections, and can even be lethal.
The grocery store that sold the bananas, Tesco, issued an apology to Layton and offered a full refund.
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