UK Woman Discovers World’s Most Venomous Spider in a Banana

Epoch Newsroom

A U.K. woman bought a bunch of bananas from a Tesco supermarket in West Yorkshire recently, but she didn’t expect the fruit to include one of the most deadly spiders on Earth.

Laura Horsfield, 31, said she found a “white pouch” on the side of one of the bananas. The pouch had a nest of Brazilian wandering spiders, which has been dubbed the world’s most venomous.

The spiders are typically found in tropical South America, from Costa Rica to northern Argentina and obviously Brazil.

The Guinness Book of Records says it is the most venomous spider, and it is known to eat even mice.