Family flee their home after finding 20 of the ‘world’s deadliest spider’ in bananas from Tesco – The Sun

A FAMILY fled their home after finding deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas.

Melanie Price saw 20 of them swarm from their egg sacs as she unpacked a Tesco shop.


The 26-year-old rushed outside with husband Daniel, 30, and kids Oliver, three, and Emily, 11 months.

Supermarket chiefs told the family they must have their home fumigated as they are highly likely to be poisonous Brazilian wandering spiders.

The South American critters’ venom is the deadliest in the world — and its bite can also cause an erection lasting up to four hours.

Chef Daniel bravely bagged up the 90p Costa Rican bananas and baby spiders, whose leg span can grow to 8ins, and returned them to their local store in Wadebridge, Cornwall.

Their house has now been sealed off for two weeks by pest controllers.

Melanie said: “They take two hours to kill a human. It was terrifying.

“We had to make sure the kids were safe, that comes above anything. It was a hard 48 hours, I can assure you.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “We have strict controls to ensure all our bananas are washed and inspected prior to packing. However, on extremely rare occasions, pests can avoid detection.”


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