A huge spider whose venom is the deadliest in the world was found in a bunch of bananas in from the shop – along with an egg sac with baby spiders crawling out.
The Brazilian Wandering Spider’s venom will kill in minute amounts, causing a lingering death from paralysis, with victims often sporting erections caused by the toxin.
Even if victims survive, they can be left impotent, according to the Daily Mail newspaper, which said the bananas were bought from Asda.
Ashley Gamble and partner Sophia Newcombe fled their home in the Eastern British town of Leicester after dozens of the spiders swarmed out of a nest – and are refusing to return until the house is fumigated.
Also known as the banana spider, the creature is named in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most venomous, and is so big it lives on mice and crickets.
‘When I first went in to complain my house was full of spiders they offered me a refund for the bananas, which only added insult to injury,” Ashley said. “There is no way we’re going back until the house is completely cleared.”
A spokesman for Asda said : ‘We are in contact with Mr Gamble and would like to reassure all our customers that these types of incidents are extremely rare.”