Wade Harrell wrote:
Once upon a time I've heard it wasn't uncommon to find Avicularia in banana shipments. 20 years ago I knew a guy who who worked at a produce distributor and he said he found all kinds of big spiders in there, and occasionally snakes!
When I was teenager, which really was "once upon a time"
one of the kids dad was longshoreman and brought home tarantula he found in banana shipment.
Bill. I really don't expect to see anything exotic either but there is the lotto mentality. It also isn't easy to get some people to catch spiders.