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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:29

A Cape Cod woman got an extra bonus with the bunch of grapes she bought from a local supermarket -- a black widow spider.

Laurie Kaiser of Yarmouth said she been grabbing a handful of grapes off the bunch stored in the refrigerator for about a week when on Wednesday she noticed a spider.

She tells the Cape Cod Times at first she was going to let the spider go in her yard, when she saw the telltale red hourglass shape on the spider's body indicating that it was a black widow. Black widows are venomous, but rarely fatal to humans.

The Shaw's supermarket gave her a refund and the manager said he'd inform the distributor about the spider.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:31

Wouldn't say this is news.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:32

Generally a good idea to wash fruit before eating...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:34

That's ok, I have black widows in my sunroom.

I called the Gov't and they said "we know they're here. Kill them"

This is in Southern Ontario.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:01

She got her grapes, and a PET -- what's the problem ? :D

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:04

Well... Seriously, imagine how many people find X amount of weird bugs/arachnids in their store bought fruit... But news is news I guess...

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:21

Wouldn't say this is news.


It's news because she didn't sue them for "emotional trauma" or even for putting her at risk.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:30

Black widows are venomous, but rarely fatal to humans


She should have let the spider bite her and then we would have a real story.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:39

slow news day....

and she should have eaten the spider... more protien

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:34

She wanted to make sure the spider safely made its way onto the world wide web.