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    Family Is Shocked After Discovering Their Store-Bought Bananas Were Infested With Spiders

    This stuff is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

    This is the Layton family of Bristol, England. After a trip to the grocery store, they got a lot more than they bargained for.

    Maria, mother of Siri and Phoebe, couldn't help but notice that something was different about the bananas that came with her husband's grocery haul from a local Tesco.

    She told the Bristol Post: "Siri asked for a banana. The first banana had a funny bit on it, so I got another one for her and that was when I found the massive spider cocoon."

    Upon further investigation she found out there were more.

    "There was spider web on the other bananas too. I was so scared โ€” I don't like spiders at the best of times โ€” but have read about Brazilian wandering spiders and was very frightened about the potential threat to my family."

    The bananas, which originated from Costa Rica, were allegedly infested with Brazilian wandering spiders.

    According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the spider's venom can cause four-hour-long erections.

    If they are in fact Brazilian wandering spiders, they are also considered the deadliest by Guinness World Records.

    This isn't the first time Tesco has had an incident involving spiders.

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    In 2013, workers at a Tesco store in Chatham, Kent, found similar spiders in a box of bananas that were also from Costa Rica. The spiders were put down by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

    Maria contacted Tesco via social media, but was not satisfied with the result.

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    "I posted the picture on Tesco Facebook page and they told me to send the wrapper in so they could get the barcode to refund me! I was shocked, they failed to see the potential threat to me and my family and thought I was only interested in having a pound or so back."

    Regardless of what type of spiders were in the fruit, it truly was a scary situation.


    BuzzFeed has reached out to Tesco for comment.

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