Not only were spiders found, these spiders were some of the more deadly versions of our eight legged friends; the black widow. With its solid black body, accented with a red hour glass shape, they can cause severe injury, and even, death for those bit and not treated.
One Pennsylvania woman, while washing a batch of red grapes, felt her hand run across something slimy. After looking down at the colander of grapes she discovered a huge spider leg creep over the top of one of the grapes. Immediately the woman looked up the spider on the internet and found that it resembled a black widow; later confirmed true by an area spider expert.
Hundreds of miles away in a Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Aldi, Yvonne Duckhorn spotted a black widow crawling across a group of red grapes. Duckhorn said:
I saw the legs moving frantically. I’ve seen bugs on fruit before, and I thought, ‘That is a very big spider.’ Nothing I’d ever seen before.
The grapes were wrapped in a plastic bag, handed off to an employee, where the store then decided to remove all grapes from the shelf.
In yet another incident this month, a 20 year old Michigan young man noticed a spider web in a bag of grapes that were purchased at the local Kroger. Though Callum Merry wanted to let the spider go outside, his 14-year old brother realized that it was a black widow and quickly intervened.
Black widows can be extremely dangerous, but unfortunately, they are not the only critter that has been threatening consumers this year. Just a month ago Brazilian wandering spiders forced a U.K. family from their home, after finding refuge on a group of bananas at the local market.
About the Author / Stephanie Kuklish
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