Live scorpion found in supermarket bananas

Supermarket workers were shocked to find a live scorpion inside a packet of bananas in Cornwall.

Sales assistant Angela Parren spotted the three-inch long creature while she was restocking shelves at the Pheonix stores in St Stephen.

A live scorpion was found inside a packet of bananas in Cornwall. Credit: SWNS

The venomous creature, which has a sting that can be "extremely painful", had made its journey from Costa Rica to the UK by stowing away among the fruit.

The creature was identified as a juvenile black edged scorpion and was offered a home in Newquay Zoo.