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Shaken BAE Systems staff have recalled the "horror film" moment when they discovered a pack of deadly Oz Redback spiders in a parts crate shipped in from the Lucky Country.

According to the Sun, the eight-legged invaders provoked a lock-down of the area at Warton Aerodrome, near Preston, as specialist anti-arachnid operatives moved in to suppress the threat to the Eurofighter plant.

An inside source recounted: "It was like a scene from a horror film. There were these tiny black spiders with a red stripe down their back running around a container of parts from Australia. It caused a major panic.

"Big, tough men were yelling with fear when they saw these things crawling all over the place."

The source significantly concluded: "There were also loads of eggs in there. The big worry was one could have escaped."

Indeed, the Sun notes that despite a BAE spokeswoman's insistence that "the situation is under control", there are still "fears some may have fled to nearby fields and could start breeding".

If that's so, then the Redback will have to battle black widows, piranha and North American signal crayfish for ultimate control of the UK, assuming it survives an encounter with the "gob full of razor-sharp teeth" which is the southeast Asian snakehead. ®

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