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Spider eggs go to blazes
A woman who found tropical spider eggs in her supermarket bananas has had her vacuum cleaner incinerated.
Abby Woodgate thought her newly-delivered bananas had mould on them, but got the shock of her life when she poked the bunch with a toothpick and a cocoon opened, revealing dozens of eggs.
The Mirror reports that she threw them in the bin and cleared up remnants with her vacuum cleaner, before calling the Tesco store.
Pest control experts then visited her Colchester home, where they confirmed the eggs were from the aggressive and venomous Brazilian wandering spider.
The pest controllers seized the bin and when she told them about the vacuum cleaner with which she cleared up the debris, they said they would have to take that, too.
Tesco has offered to replace her bin and the cleaner, according to the Mirror.
Canin you help us?
An unusual request came into Royal Canin this time last year – could the team in Somerset help feed an orphaned baby wallaby?
Twelve months on, ‘Colin’ has made the transition from Royal Canin Babydog Milk (designed for puppies whose mothers can’t produce enough milk) to solid foods.
Owners Jan and Stuart Oates hand-reared Colin after his mother’s death. Jan said: “It was a challenge, but he is such a character. He really thrived on the Babydog Milk, and in fact loved it so much that weaning took a while. We are so grateful to Royal Canin for their help because Colin was quite poorly before we got him on to the right milk.”
Jan and Stuart have a menagerie of wallabies, camels, peacocks, cattle and sheep at the Cornish Camels Farm, in Helston, where they host weddings, holiday cottages, a camel farm and a family visitor experience.
Royal Canin retail marketing manager Gemma Duffield said: “Precise, tailormade, innovative and top quality nutrition for dogs and cats is, of course, what we usually focus on – so a question about a wallaby gave our customer service team a different challenge!
“But we were delighted to be able to help, and are delighted that Colin has done so well. Feedback in the past has told us that other species have thrived on Royal Canin, too, including meerkats, fox cubs and hoglets (baby hedgehogs).”
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