BRAZILIAN WANDERING SPIDER FOUND IN TULSA

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TULSA, OK – One of the deadliest spiders in the world was found wandering far from home – in an Oklahoma grocery store!

An employee at the Whole Foods Market found the spider amongst some bananas on Sunday, and casually caught it in a food container. The employee had no idea what species it was until the spider was given to University of Tulsa Animal Facilities director Terry Childs. Apparently it hitched a ride on the bananas all the way from Honduras!

Check out this interview with Childs below, where he explains just how deadly the arachnid is:

[cnn-video vid=/video/health/2009/03/19/loren.deadly.spider.in.fruit.kotv]


7 thoughts on “BRAZILIAN WANDERING SPIDER FOUND IN TULSA”

  1. I read that when its catching its prey, it bites them, which liquefies their insides, then the spider sucks them out. Ew! It will kill a human in about 25 minutes. Of course, this being Tulsa, we don't have the antivenom. Great.

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