Walmart customer finds live scorpion in bananas

A dangerous bunch of bananas?

A dangerous bunch of bananas?  (iStock)

Warning: this food has a bite.

One Walmart customer got more than he bargained for after a scorpion pinched his hand while reaching into a box of bananas.

The Pennsylvania man, who asked not to be identified, told CBS Pittsburgh that he was in a state of disbelief after feeling the sharp sensation in his thumb.

“I yanked my arm out and flung it, and this scorpion flopped to the ground,” he said. “I was standing there in disbelief looking and there was another shopper there and people started to converge, and sure enough it was a scorpion.”

Although the man was not seriously injured, he did visit a doctor. According to the victim, Walmart did offer to pay for his medical bills.

In the wake of the incident, Walmart representative Betsy Harden told Trib Total Media that the company did alert its food safety team, produce suppliers and third-party pest control provider. 

No other scorpions were found in the bananas or the store.