In a supermarket in the district of Oldenburg( Lower Saxony) on Friday evening, a highly toxic spider has been discovered. The animal was in a banana box. The poison of the captured spider can cause severe pain in humans.
market leader evacuated supermarket because of spider
For people with fear of spiders the message should be a truly scary: On Friday evening in a supermarket of the discounter Lidl in Harpstedt in the district of Oldenburg( Lower Saxony) a highly toxic, about four centimeters large spider was discovered. According to a report from the police inspection Delmenhorst / Oldenburg-Land / Wesermarsch, the market management notified the fire department and evacuated the market. The animal could be captured and the supermarket reopened on Saturday.
Poison of the found spider can cause severe pain
According to the police, a spider expert from Rotenburg was informed about the professional fire brigade Bremen, who together with the public order office of the district of Oldenburg and a veterinarian from Bremen,which specializes in exotic pets, appeared on-site."The spider, which was in a banana box, could be captured and handed over to a receptionist. It was a so-called banana spider with the technical name Phoneutria ", writes the police in the message. This species is considered very poisonous. According to health experts, in addition to severe pain, the spider's poison in humans can also cause a priapism( painful erection), which can be accompanied by severe pain in the penis. Left untreated, it can lead to impotence.
Exotic animals make it to us more often
However, finding the animal is not really uncommon."Every now and then, exotic spiders manage to survive the long journey from overseas to the local supermarket," reports the police. After consultation with the veterinary office of the Oldenburg district, the market in Harpstedt was reopened as usual on Saturday. As it says in the police report, after a targeted scan of the premises is not expected to be a hazard. People who are still insecure, can get advice from experts who explain what really helps with the fear of spiders.(ad)