Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Poisonous Spiders Found In Grapes At Supermarkets In Four States

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online

Purchasing a bunch of red grapes at the local supermarket last week nearly turned out to be a fatal decision for one Pennsylvania woman, who was almost bitten by a venomous black widow spider.

As reported by the Daily Mail on Saturday, the woman, Yvonne Whalen, was washing the produce in a colander when she observed a spider-leg crawl over the top of one of the grapes and immediately dropped the container into the sink.

“Mrs. Whalen quickly did an internet search in an attempt to identify the type of spider she found,” Lara Stielow of the Las Vegas Guardian Express. Ultimately, she contacted a spider expert, who came to her home and identified the arachnid as a young female Latrodectus or black widow spider, whose venomous bite is dangerous and potentially fatal to humans.

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