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Warning after venomous spider spotted in Knutsford
BRITAIN'S most venomous spider has been spotted in a Knutsford street.
This picture was taken by Grassfield Way resident Jonathan Farber on Thursday afternoon (September 26) when he went to close his window.
The False Widow spider, which has been known to cause amputations as a result of its poison, has reportedly been seen on more than 50 occasions in areas in London and Kent.
But now it seems to have migrated north.
Jonathan told the Guardian he wanted to warn fellow Knutsfordians as temperatures begin to drop and spiders begin to move inside for warmth.
"I opened the window with the handle and as I opened it the spider just dropped down," he said.
"It landed about three inches from my hand and fell onto the window sill.
"And it's still lingering outside. They are not fatal apparently but for some who has an allergic reaction to any insect stings then it will take them out."
If bitten by the spider, experts recommend you immediately seek medical attention and tell them it was a false widow.
Symptoms can include pins and needles, mild chest pains and swelling near the area of the bite.
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