Mom Finds Deadly Spiders on Her Banana & OMG, OMG, OMG!

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bananaI always thought of bananas as a very mild, harmless kind of food. But after reading about this horror story, I'll never look at the fruit the same way again. A woman says her banana erupted into baby spiders just as she was about to eat it. Consi Taylor, mother of two, noticed some white spots on her banana. "I thought it was mold," she says. But upon closer inspection ... ew, do you really want to hear the rest?!? It's worse than you think, I'm warning you. Yes, they were tiny baby spiders that could be mistaken for mold, but (SHUDDER) so gross.

Taylor's story continues, "... when I had a closer look I saw some funny looking spots ... and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet." Spiders. Hatching. SCURRYING AROUND HER CARPET. Oh my God, noooooo!!! That's a trifecta of horror -- the fact that they're spiders, and that they were hatching (something about that is just so revolting), and then they got all over her carpet, where they can easily hide and get lost, never to be seen again until they bite someone. Did we mention Taylor has two young kids?

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But this tale has yet to reveal its full horror. Behold: These were no ordinary spiders. Oh no. They were Brazilian wandering spiders, which the Guinness Book of World Records has deemed "the most toxic spiders" in the world. No big deal, mom! There are just aggressive, highly venomous spiders in your bananas and now hiding in your carpet. You should probably pack up and leave your home and burn it all to the ground now.

The good news is, no one died. The bad news is, someone found deadly spiders in her bananas and it could happen to me, too. I eat bananas almost every day. I put them in my son's lunch all the time. Is this yet another thing I have to worry about now? Like, do I need to add this to my Worry List? Because that list is already super long, thanks to everything else I've written about here on The Stir. Goddamn.

Do you want to know about dangers like these, or would you rather just enjoy your blissful ignorance until it happens to you?

 

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nonmember avatar Uscgwife09

Now I will be inspecting all of my bananas. However, it might take me awhile to eat one again after hearing this story!

aGracexo aGracexo

I am NEVER eating bananas again!! eeeekkk !!

zombi... zombiemommy916

My friend gifted me with a handmade evergreen wreath one Christmas...lovely until the unseen egg sack hatched and threw up a gazillion baby spiders all over my Christmas...not poisonous however, THAT is truly horrifying

KevWi... KevWife.BaniMom

Ugh. I work at Kwik Trip and finding these guys in the boxes of bananas are a fairly common occurrence. They are big, nasty things. Before I stick my hands in the box, I shake the hell out of it first. Found one last winter. Thing was the size of my palm. A cop put it in a cup and it stood on its back legs waving back and forth and his big ass fangs turned bright red...

Katha... Katharine205

Bananas and I are through - and I would absolutely burn the house right down to the ground.  I hate hate hate spiders.

Jerem... JeremysMom

Last night I was reading my son's book "100 Most Feared Animals" and I read about the Brazilian Wandering Spider and how it hides in bananas and then the bananas are shipped around the world. When I read that I thought to myself that I am done with bananas but then I thought that I have never heard of it before so I will continue to buy bananas. After reading this and finding out that it has happened to someone, I will definitely be taking a break from bananas for a while and if I do buy them again, I will be inspecting them very closely.

Red_T... Red_Tempest

Aside from never buying them again...I wonder...HOW THE HELL DID SHE GET RID OF THE SPIDERS???? That would scare the ever-loving daylights out of me.

Wanda Witherspoon

why did u use our GODS NAME IN VAIN HE IS NOT DAMMED.

Carolyn Miller

I really enjoy reading your articles but that last word you added was uncalled for and so I will no longer be reading anymore...

LMSBCK LMSBCK

you know this was a great story, but there is always going to be at least one person ( in this case 2) who have to ruin it by saying they were never going to read their articles again because they said " goddamn" omg. oops i did it too..jeesh, lighten up and stop using religion any way you possibly can. the word goddamn has been incorporated into society as a commonly used word. it does not mean that this person hates god, or is intending to take his name in vane. get a grip. aside from that i enjoyed reading this article very much and i will be checking my bananas with a magnifying glass for sure

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