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Black widow found in grapes in Bismarck

BISMARCK — Bismarck's Environmental Health Division says a black widow spider has been found in grapes purchased at a store.

The spider was taken to the Burleigh County Extension office where it was identified. Venomous black widows are identified by red, hourglass-shaped markings.

Several states have had recent reports of black widows being found in grocery store grapes.

Bismarck Environmental Health Administrator Anton Sattler recommends that residents be cautious when handling grapes or any other produce. He also suggests washing produce prior to eating.