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Crikey! Aussie mum finds DEADLY RED BACK SPIDER in her basil

It’s everyones worst nightmare, finding a creepy crawly or something worse in their food!

It happened to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member, Akasha Macey‎ and it involves freshly bought BASIL.

See what she found in her fresh produce below.

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Mum finds deadly Red Back Spider in her basil

Macey posted the image to our Facebook page, and wrote, “Look what was in my basil, I nearly just wrapped my hands around that.”

The Healthy Mummy community member was making a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe, when she found the spider on one of her ingredients!

She said she had bought the basil from Aldi and left in the car for a few minutes before finding the spider and it’s web on the herb. Macey then decided to throw the basil out.

Only in Australia, right?

What is a redback spider?

Redback Spiders are a highly venomous Australasian spider which is black with a bright red stripe down the back. Redback Spiders are found throughout Australia and are common in disturbed and urban areas.

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