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Shopper find live Brazilian spider in bananas

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An Asda customer found himself with an uninvited guest at lunchtime after a deadly spider made its way into his shopping.

Admin assistant Neil Langley found the Brazilian wandering spider as he tucked into his lunch at work.

The 52-year-old thinks he picked up the intruder – thought to be the world’s most venomous spider – in a packet of bananas when he went grocery shopping in Asda the day before.

He took the bananas in a plastic bag to work at the Department of Work and Pensions the next day, when he noticed the spider sitting on one of them.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/office-worker-stunned-find-deadly-brazilian-wandering-spider-bunch-asda-bananas-110339224.html

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third_eye

Suffice to say I am not entirely convinced ... I seriously doubt that spider can survive the passage from harvesting to the packers all the way to the Hyper Market till time of purchase and the next day when noticed

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ChaosRose

Oh  no thank you.

Yes! We have no bananas.

We have no bananas today...

or any other day, for that matter.

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ChaosRose
1 hour ago, third_eye said:

Suffice to say I am not entirely convinced ... I seriously doubt that spider can survive the passage from harvesting to the packers all the way to the Hyper Market till time of purchase and the next day when noticed

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I believe it because I've had the huge weird spider I can't identify in a fruit crate experience, myself. 

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1 minute ago, ChaosRose said:

I believe it because I've had the huge weird spider I can't identify in a fruit crate experience, myself. 

The crates are an entirely different matter ... what the OP states is the packaged  item ... that's as much as finding a bug in your can of beans ... sometimes yes, but never a 'live' one ...

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6 minutes ago, third_eye said:

The crates are an entirely different matter ... what the OP states is the packaged  item ... that's as much as finding a bug in your can of beans ... sometimes yes, but never a 'live' one ...

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He just put them loosely in a plastic bag, as you do at the store. 

It can totally survive that. 

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15 minutes ago, ChaosRose said:

He just put them loosely in a plastic bag, as you do at the store. 

It can totally survive that. 

The whole process from tree to packaging

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Spiders are delicate and cannot withstand high stress environments ... either cold or hot ...

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ChaosRose

There's like...no doubt the spider was still alive.

Guy tied up the bag to keep it from getting out and called the RSPCA.

There are pics. 

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1 minute ago, ChaosRose said:

There's like...no doubt the spider was still alive.

Guy tied up the bag to keep it from getting out and called the RSPCA.

There are pics. 

I know ... ask anyone who knows spiders ... they'll tell you that spider did not come from or with the bananas ... that's the logic of the sum ... the evidence, well ...

I think some genetic tests will prove it one way or another ...

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ChaosRose

But...it's a banana spider. 

I know you know a lot about bananas, but where else did it come from?

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On 1/22/2018 at 0:50 AM, ChaosRose said:

But...it's a banana spider. 

I know you know a lot about bananas, but where else did it come from?

That's the speculative of the equation. I don't know, that's not a small one either ... Its hard to believe that it could have been missed along the packaging part of the journey.

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