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Horror story of the day: London family flee home from deadly South American spiders

Posted at 7:30 pm, November 4, 2013 in News
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Do you ever worry that your banana might be harbouring a deadly secret? What about a whole host of little surprises waiting to hatch and scurry all around your kitchen/desk/face? If not, we’re afraid to say you will after you’ve read this.

29 year old Consi Taylor thought her Sainsbury’s Colombian Fairtrade banana was going mouldy but soon realised that the ‘funny looking spots’ were actually something much more sinister. ‘‘I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet,’ she said. The family were quickly moved out while their house in Hampton, south-west London was fumigated by a pest control company who said that the spiders could well be venomous Brazilian Wandering spiders. Sweet lord.

Sainsbury’s have covered all their costs and said: “We’re very sorry and have apologised to Mr and Mrs Taylor.We do have rigorous controls on imported products at all stages – from harvesting to transportation – which is why this is so rare.” We’re still waiting for compensation for our own mental scarring.

Apologies for ruining any further banana-eating enjoyment. Sorry guys, we just thought you should know!

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