TULSA, Okla. (AP) - One of the most deadly spiders in the world
has been found in the produce section of a Tulsa grocery store.
An employee of Whole Foods Market found the Brazilian Wandering
Spider Sunday in bananas from Honduras and managed to catch it in a
The spider was given to University of Tulsa Animal Facilities director Terry Childs who says this type of spider kills more people than any other.
Childs says a bite will kill a person in about 25 minutes and while there is an antidote he doesn't know of any in the Tulsa area.
Spiders often are found in imported produce, and a manager at Whole Foods says the store regularly checks its goods and that's how the spider was found.