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.
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.
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