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Let's see....lettuce, bananas, deadly spider...what?!?

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How would you have liked to run across this while in the produce section?
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...lEQagD971F32G1

Brazilian Wandering Spider, which is one of the deadliest spiders in the world.
post #2 of 8
Eeeek! Not me thanks!
post #3 of 8
you probably would have heard me scream in Cinci, Bryan
post #4 of 8
I can't say I would have screamed. I would have been disappointed because I don't normally travel with a cup that has a lid - as I tend to try to catch stuff, too. I'm not sure if I would have recognized it, though I do know what they look like but there's that part of your brain that say "nah, can't be this is ____".


They think the spider was misidentified now, that it was only a Huntsman spider. There's some controversy surrounding the incident. Apparently the spider was killed and the body destroyed before others could examine it... Which is fishy because that is not protocol, they're supposed to keep the spider alive.

This did happen before though, in a Stillwater grocery store.

Tulsa World article from today.
post #5 of 8
Gives a whole new dimension to "wandering", doesn't it.

"I think I'll just wander over to the next continent."
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
Gives a whole new dimension to "wandering", doesn't it.

"I think I'll just wander over to the next continent."
stopping by Honduras for a layover! We Brasilians are really something!
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I don't have a link handy right now, but I believe that strange_wings is right. The spider turned out to be a different one than originally mentioned in the story. I have to find a link.
post #8 of 8
That's what I heard. The spider came from Central America, not Brazil, and was the wrong size.
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