Knock Knock - Here comes the Brazilian Wandering Spider!

March 20th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by GD  

Knock Knock, a new visitor may be round the corner. Some one you were least expecting to find either near your grocery store or market place. Yes, the deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider. This is an extremely aggressive and poisonous species originating from Brazil.

Reports in today’s daily have mentioned of the deadly spider being found in one of the local grocery stores in Tulsa Sunday. The deadly Brazilian spider had apparently found its way in a batch of Honduran bananas. There have been cases reported earlier also of spiders finding their way in to plastic bags used for packaging grapes and other fruits.

The Brazilian Wandering Spider is also referred to as “Banana Spider” as it is most commonly found in a shipment of bananas. A bite from this spider can take out a human being is 25 mins if not treated immediately. Antidotes do exist but are not readily available due to the scarcity of these spiders in this part of the world.

Brazilian Wandering Spiders can grow to have a leg span of upto 4 to 5 inches. There are extremely fast moving and have distinctive red jaws that are displayed when they are angered. They usually feed on crickets, large insects, lizards and mice and are called “Wandering” because they do not reside in a web but wander on the jungle floors making them deadly dangerous.

Of all the species of “Brazilian Wandering Spiders” the Brazilian Huntsman is the most venomous spider in the world. These spiders have a life cycle of 1- 2 years and kill more people than any other species. So, look around and be observant to the presence of such a predator.

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