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What would you do if you found a Brazilian wandering spider in a wrapped bunch of bananas that you bought?
Posted 9/24/15
The choice is up to you
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Posted 9/24/15
Tell my dad and make him kill the spider
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Posted 9/24/15
I'd keep it for revenge purposes...
Posted 9/24/15
Scream. Loudly.

After having a BSOD attempt to kill it. Than feel bad after I've succeeded in killing it.
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Posted 9/24/15
I'd keep it as a pet because it's probably a harmless Cupiennius species, not one of the poisonous Phoneutria ones (which aren't really that deadly anyways). They're like big jumping spiders, which makes them adorable.

"Deadly" Banana Spider...Or Not

"The dangers associated with these spiders for North Americans [or Europeans] are very much overexaggerated. First, the most cited dangerous species is Phoneutria fera. This is actually an Amazonian species, (i.e., it lives in the Brazilian Amazon) far from areas of human commerce and the Brazilian banana plantations and, therefore, they don’t have the opportunity to be transported in cargo, or at least are highly unlikely to be so moved... However, they still are not nearly as deadly as people claim. In one study of 422 Phoneutria bites in coastal Brazil, only 2.3% of the victims required antivenom and the only death was one small child. Although there is an obvious major concern when children are bitten, most bite victims experienced minor problems without long-lasting effects and certainly not death. Most of the bites were in adults; minor symptoms resolved without complications."
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Posted 9/24/15
I would definitely not keep it as a pet but also not kill it, after screaming and running away I would definitely still keep my eyes on it because I don't want it in my kitchen. The best scenario would be to figure a way to release it outside without killing it.
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Posted 9/25/15
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Posted 9/25/15
Kill it. I don't want it loose in my house.
Posted 9/25/15
I hate to say it, but I would have to kill it. I'm not exactly fond of them.
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Posted 9/25/15
slowly put down the bananas and ask for another batch, I'm scared of spiders but I realize their usefulness in killing pests despite their...terrifying appearance
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Posted 9/25/15
poke it with a stick.
then run away when it crawls towards me.
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Posted 9/25/15
KEEL EEET!
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Posted 9/25/15
I have a problem with your answer choices... I picked the 2nd one but I would not try to kill it... I would succeed.
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34 / M / Off the map.
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Posted 9/25/15
One of the most venomous spiders in the world and one of the medically valuable ones? None of the above.

Back off, maneuver a boot near the bananas, hope the spider calls it home, call zoo, hope they take me seriously and send someone to catch it.
Posted 9/25/15
Throw away the banana....
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