Sun, 17 Feb, 2019
“I could have been bitten”: Grandmother finds deadly spider in ALDI grapes
A grandmother from Sydney discovered a nasty surprise as she was enjoying some grapes from ALDI.
She had purchased the grapes from ALDI in Engadine on Friday, and after taking the grapes home, had discovered a red back spider hiding amongst the grapes.
Yolande Gamble told Yahoo News:
“As I was placing them in a bowl a live red back spider was sitting happy in the grapes,
“I put my hand right in and I was even eating them.
“I probably touched it.”
However, Gamble has said that the store isn’t to blame for the spider ending up in the produce.
She wants to use her close call to raise awareness of deadly spiders hiding within fresh produce, saying that:
“I just want people to check the fruit as they’re unpacking it,
“I could have been bitten... I was just lucky.”
It could’ve been far worse for the Gamble family, as Yolande revealed that she usually asks her grandchildren to unpack the fresh produce.
“It could have been my grandchildren who I asked to empty the bag.”
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