A family in Mercer County says they found a spider in a bag of grapes.
Vikki Spencer and her daughter Amanda Masotto, from Sharpsville, believe it was a black widow spider. The arachnid appeared to have the distinctive red hour glass shape on it.
They bought the grapes from a Giant Eagle in Hermitage.
Amanda was washing the grapes when she thought she saw a tomato stem in the bag.
“And I went in to reach in to grab the tomato stem because I didn’t think it should be there obviously and then it moved,” she said. “So that’s when I threw the bag down and I said, ‘Mom, there’s a spider in the bag.’ ”
Amanda was not bitten.
1. Grapes are from nature. Spiders live in nature. A spider could conceivably be hanging out in some grapes. Why is this news? It’s not like they found a black widow spider hanging out in a freshly opened package of bikini underwear or anything. Now THAT’S news.
2. Who called KDKA about this? “Yeah, KDKA, I just wanted to let you know that … are you sitting down, KDKA? Okay. I found a spider in my grapes. When can you come by with the camera crew? Will Ken Rice be there?”
3. The only way I’m calling KDKA about a spider found running amok through my grapes is if that spider is a tarantula. A dancing tarantula. That appears to have a picture of a weeping Mary etched in his fur.