A tiny tropical spider from Costa Rica has been found at a supermarket in the West Midlands.
Supermarket workers were stunned when they discovered the spider on bananas imported from sunny Costa Rica.
The little-known arachnid, thought to be an Acanthoctenus, was spotted in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, earlier this month.
They were unpacking the bagged goods from the Central American nation, which is more than 5,000 miles away, on May 6.
Staff at the same supermarket made a similar discovery of an exotic spider on some bananas from Brazil three months ago.
The spider is now in the care of specialist keeper Dr Chris Rogers from the University of Wolverhampton.
The RSPCA receives a number of calls every year after members of the public return home from holiday or buy fruit from the shops to find a stowaway spider, lizard or scorpion on board.