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Poisonous spider found in the veg
4:49pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
A VENOMOUS spider has been found in a greengrocer’s in Southchurch.
Pippa Crane, who runs the Veg Box, in Lonsdale Road, found and trapped the 2cm-wide arachnid in a cherry tomato punnet.
She said: “We’ve found spiders before, but this was unusual, so we did an image search and believe it is a false widow spider.
“We searched online and found an article about one found in Dagenham.
“It’s a good job we’re not nervous of spiders in the shop. We tend to let them live and let live as they eat any flies.”
They contacted a pet shop to remove the spider.
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