Photo: Brazilian Wandering Spider
Hayward WI Resident Sheila Terry went shopping this week at Wal-Mart where she bought a bunch of bananas. Terry’s husband grabbed one of the bananas when the huge spider crawled out from the stem.
“He yelled, ‘Oh my god!’?” Sheila Terry said. “And then he killed it.”
The Brazilian Wandering Spider is one of the most dangerous spiders in the world.
“If it is a Brazilian wandering spider, then the Terrys are lucky they didn’t get hurt by it. In addition to having extremely toxic venom, the spiders are aggressive and hunt their prey on the ground rather than catching them in webs.“ said Larry Weber a retired science teacher, member of the American Arachnological Society and author of numerous nature books, including “Spiders of the North Woods.”