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NEWS: British Hospital Staff Release One of Worlds Most Deadly Spiders

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posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:28 PM
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A Brazilian Wandering Spider which is deadlier than a Black Widow, with attributes of fast speed and agression has been released on hospital grounds in Somerset England after staff mistook the arachnid for a common garden spider. The spider is believed to have arrived in England in a box of bananas and was taken to the hospital along with chef Matthew Stevens after he was bitten on the hand by the spider in his hotel kitchen. Mr Stevens photographed the spider which was stunned by the cold after falling into a freezer.
 



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It was taken with Mr Stevens to the hospital, and then inadvertently released.

The photo Mr Stevens took with his mobile phone was sent to Bristol Zoo in western England, where experts identified the spider while doctors treated the cook with oxygen and a saline drip.

He was released a day later.

Officials at the hospital said the brazilian wandering spider was unlikely to pose a risk to public health since it "would have died very soon after being released" because of the cold.


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Mr Stevens then poured boiling water over the spider and then cooked it in the microwave but the spider later recovered in hospital, struggling to escape the jar it was confined in.

Mr Stevens was suffering a badly swollen hand and dizziness and later left hospital after treatment with oxygen and a saline drip.


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[edit on 30-4-2005 by Mayet]




posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:40 PM
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Gonna be one really - - -ed off spider!



Boiled then microwaves!



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:42 PM
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Step on the damn thing!

releasing a spider? Are they AFL terrorist? I kill all bugs being that I am gigantic to them and if the tables were flipped I'd expect the same.



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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 12:09 AM
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Reminds me of the plot of the movie Arachnaphobia, where a spider smuggles its way in and escapes and breeds with a smaller harmless spider creating a super race of deadly spiders.



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 12:28 AM
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Hey, the hospital cared for the spider until it was well again. It's the job of the police to decide whether they want to charge it or not.



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 12:46 AM
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I really really really hate spiders. If I were to see that thing I would get as far away as possible or grab some type of sprayable poison.



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 01:11 AM
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It's the job of the police to decide whether they want to charge it or not.

Ok heres the list

Illegal Entry to the UK
Smuggling
Travelling without a legal passport
Illegal alien
Failure to disclose a dangerous weapon
Importation of drugs (the poison)
Importation of feral fauna
Assault
Assault with a deadly weapon (can argue agravated)
Can be upgraded to attempted murder by a good prosecutor





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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 02:53 PM
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Ok heres the list

Illegal Entry to the UK
Smuggling
Travelling without a legal passport
Illegal alien
Failure to disclose a dangerous weapon
Importation of drugs (the poison)
Importation of feral fauna
Assault
Assault with a deadly weapon (can argue agravated)
Can be upgraded to attempted murder by a good prosecutor


and just who pray tell are you going to charge? the box of bannas it came in?




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