‘I saw something inside the bag, crawling,’ Sri told NBC, and explained that once she had trapped it in a bottle she only then realised hat it was.
‘I thought it was a cricket in the beginning, and then I noticed when it was in the bottle that it is a scorpion.’
Her husband alerted the supermarket, who immediately took all the packages of spinach off the shelves.
While only a small number of scorpion species carry enough venom to kill a human, it is unlikely that had Boddapati been stung she would have died.
But it sure would have hurt a lot!