Tuesday, 8 September 2015

black widow spider crawling inside Her Grapes

According to 26 year old Michael Frank,  his 25 year old gf, Ariel Jackson bought grapes from Walmart for a barbecue party at her sister's house this past Sunday.
When Jackson started washing the grapes, she noticed a black widow spider crawling inside the package and "freaked out," he said.

He said:
"She was screaming about a huge spider, and everyone was like, 'Calm down, it's probably nothing,'. "But we took a closer look and lo-and-behold, it's a black widow. It had the red hourglass-shaped spot on its belly."

She called 911 because the fire department was closed. 
She said: "When I called them, I said, 'This isn’t really an emergency, but I have a black widow spider,'" Jackson told ABC affiliate in Detroit. "And he’s like, 'Just kill it,’ and I’m like, 'Me? You want me to kill it?’"
Frank said he took photos and video of the spider before he and Jackson's brother sprayed it with an insect killer until it eventually died.

"It was definitely frightening," Frank said. "My girlfriend is still definitely shaken up. The smallest little things freak her out now. I mean, it's not every day you see a black widow spider."
He added that Jackson's 1-year-old nephew was in the house at the time they were washing the grapes, and they're glad no one got hurt.

They said they called the Walmart where she bought the grapes and they told them to return the grapes with their receipt for a refund but they said they already killed the spider so let it go. 

The black widow's venom is a "neurotoxin that produces pain at the bite area and then spreads to the chest, abdomen, or the entire body," according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), though death is a possibility in "severe cases," more common symptoms include itching or a rash, pain at the site of the bite, a reddish or purplish blister, muscle pain or cramping, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, anxiety and high blood pressure.

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