A family has fled their home after finding dozens of the world’s deadliest spider crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas.Forklift truck driver Ashley Gamble said his partner Sophia Newcombe was unpacking shopping when she noticed a small, white cocoon on the side of the bananas and dropped them in panic. Dozens of Brazilian wandering spiders – among the most venomous in the world – then began tumbling out.
Mr Gamble said he tried to use a hoover to suck up the arachnids – but fears they some may have escaped. “It was like something out of a horror moive,” he told The Sun.
The spider, also known as the Banana spider or Armed spider, can cause long and painful erections in males, followed by death, within a matter of hours. A potent neurotoxin in the venom can also cause abdominal cramps, hypothermia, blurred vision and convulsions.
Mr Gamble, 28, has taken his partner Sophie and their two daughters to stay elsewhere, saying he won’t return until the house has been fumigated. He believes ASDA should pay for the fumigation but believes the company have “fobbed him off”. ASDA told The Sun: “We are sorry for any upset this has caused and are keeping Mr Gamble updated throughout our investigation.”