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Found: Black Widow in Costco Yam box

After purchasing a box of yams from the Issaquah Costco we got home and while putting our groceries away my wife was startled by a large(by our account) Black Widow Spider(seen with the red hourglass shape on it's underside). it was hanging from the top of the box when she opened it up. I remember seeing "Black Widow Found in Grapes" on the news a few months back and thought that this should be also released to the public. I would feel horrible if someone else bought these yams and their young child or dog was bitten by the venomous arachnid. Me and the wife have been getting the heebie-jeebies everytime we think about it. Please show this story to the public!

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L.S. says ... on Saturday, Dec 29 at 6:02 PM

Why all the hate comments. Black widows have been found here befoe. Thanks for sharing your story!

rj says ... on Thursday, Dec 9 at 2:58 AM

If you do wish that, I hope you and your family dies first. Then you will be my next serving of chicken and waffles,lmao!

chicken n waffles says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 3:15 PM

I hope your whole family dies.

funky cold medina says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 1:36 PM

cool story bro.

merlot says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 1:29 PM

I hear the Black Widow is used in the Yam packing industry to threaten the children from leaving their posts before every last Yam is packed. You have just uncovered a major story! You are a hero!

normusa says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 1:11 PM

There are a few black widow spiders in western WA. Be more careful when you go to eastern WA--they seem to like dryer areas. I have found them in many desert areas.

French Widow Spider says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 12:17 PM

Ne m'appelez pas noir, raciste. Ce fut une mauvaise tan

confused shopper says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 11:59 AM

Why would Costco pack the boxes with black widows? It would seem all the death and dismemberment that would result from this would affect their repeat business.

a_fretwell says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 11:57 AM

In other important news, I'm an overreacting moron.

Panache says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 11:54 AM

Nobody could stop the spiders. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men.

George says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 11:30 AM

This is a serious problem and obviously Costco is the only store that has any sort of bug in its produce. You as a news organization should be compelled to forward this to the National news. This way everybody in America can decide not to shop ther

African American Widow Spider says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 11:03 AM

Dont call me black, racist.

b_fretless says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:47 AM

so, you & the wife have been getting the heebie-jeebies and you thought giving them to the rest of the area would help? is this like telling everyone about the song you can't get out of your head so it gets in their heads too? nice job.

/b/rother says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:35 AM


i_fretallthetime says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:32 AM

Someone should shut Costco down for this. Before you know it there will be an invasion of black widows, the streets will be over run and the beginning of the zombie invasion shall ensue. All because the media never let us know about Costco Widows!

a_fretwell says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:31 AM

In other news: last year my coworker was deployed and I took his duties (and paycheck) while he was gone. Now that he's coming back from war, they're demoting me and giving me a paycut and giving him his old job back. Life's unfair QQ

SpiderYamMan says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:26 AM

How are your wife's yams? Still succulent?

SpiderYamMan says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:23 AM

Why do you hate spiders so much??

Sissy P. says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:22 AM


Asinine says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:20 AM

What is the best blow off valve for a 2002 WRX? My dad is buying me one for Christmas and I want to have some mods ready to go!

a_fretwell says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:13 AM

I linked this article to a Subaru Impreza car forum. please excuse their ignorance.

rouge says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:07 AM

Thanks for the heads up! I am always buying yams at Costco and was never warned about the black widow epidemic. I am going to start shopping at Sam's club for my Yams now. Hopefully they have a better screening process.

Jim Z. says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:05 AM

This just in....Black Widow found in sack of potatoes. brb alerting media.

Jo mama says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 10:00 AM

Yeah, I'm sure that there is a black widow in every box of yams. Great story. NOT! /borat.

Jim Z. says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 9:58 AM

I was looking at a used car in Mill Creek and found a black widow in the trunk, so yes they are in the area. I wouldn't be surprised if the spider crawled into the box while it was sitting in the car.

l-larson says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 9:40 AM

Interesting story. Contrary to what the "experts" say and what is popular belief, Black Widow spiders do live in Washington State, if only in rare instances. I discovered several while inspecting a house crawl space in Botell. Exterminator confirmed

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