Let this be a reminder for everyone. ALWAYS WASH YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES!
A Kanata family found a black widow spider nestled into their grapes while washing them. The grapes came from Mexico and were purchased from the Sobeys on March Road. Sobeys says incidents like these are rare, but they do take them seriously.
Apparently, Black Widow Spiders aren’t aggressive towards humans unless provoked. If they do bite they can cause some serious symptoms like chest pain, vomiting, nausea, and hypertension.
The family had probably the best reaction. Instead of killing the poor thing which might of been instinct for some, they placed her in a jar for safety. Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo has agreed to take the spider.
My reaction would have been more along the lines of….