For the second time in five weeks, an English company received a surprise along with its shipment of tires from Arizona: a nest of young black widow spiders. The spiders, which are 15 times more poisonous than rattlesnakes, made the 5,000 mile journey to arrive at Fendercare Marine in Seething, near Norwich.
Mark Cook, Fendercare’s health and safety boss, indicated that such stowaways are rare, but since they are a global operation, staff is accustomed to checking for wildlife when opening shipments. They immediately closed the doors to keep the spiders trapped inside.
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