In Bristol, England, one dad made a discovery that most hope to never ever come across. After buying a batch of bananas from local grocery store chain Tesco, his family realized there was something off about the bananas color. In fact, there was something off about the entire batch because each banana had an infestation of spiders burrowed within.
Unfortunately it was the man’s wife who made the discovery first after having the bananas for a full day. Luckily she had noticed the cocoon right before giving her child one of the fruits.
“The first banana had a funny bit on it, so I got another one for her and that was when I found the massive spider cocoon.
“There was spider web on the other bananas too. I was so scared – I don’t like spiders at the best of times, but have read about Brazilan Wandering Spiders – and was very frightened about the potential threat to my family.”
Apparently Tesco receives their banana shipments from Costa Rica where one of the more venemous spiders resides, the Brazilian Wandering Spider (the Banana Spider). After shoving the bananas into a sealed box, she placed the box into her freezer because she heard that’s one way to kill spiders without having to actually come in contact with them. Smart thinking.
Unfortunately for the family, Tesco wouldn’t do much to help them, asking the family to simply bring the bananas back for an inspection. The problem is, who the hell wants to touch a bag of spider-filled bananas, let alone ride in a car with them. The family tried calling pest control, but Tesco wouldn’t do anything to help alleviate the situation. The family then posted the image to their facebook page, which has since gone viral. No word if Tesco has since tried to resolve the situation.
However, there might be a positive to having a Banana Spider in your house afterall. Apparently if you are male and bit by a Banana Spider, you’ll receive an erection for up to four hours. The spiders are actually being studied to help cure erectile disfunction. Apparently the likelihood of one dying from a bite is pretty slim. Certainly doesn’t make it any less horrendous to find a cocoon of them in your groceries.
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source: Bristol Post