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File photo of a spider. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

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NORFOLK, England (CBS Houston) — A black widow that is believed to have hitched a ride from a crate in Texas caused an English factory to be evacuated after producing more than 100 baby spiders.

BBC News reports that the incident took place at an unnamed Norfolk factory last week.

“She was quite actively crawling round the glass and I had to coax her into one of our insect jars while making sure not to get bitten,” pest-control expert Ian Parkinson told BBC News.

While Parkinson was securing the female spider in an air-tight container, he noticed baby spiders coming out of a crate.

“I turned around and saw black widow spiders crawling around the container,” he told BBC News.

Pesticide was used to kill off the baby spiders.

The Daily Mail reports this is the first known black widow spider case in the United Kingdom.

“As far as we know this is the first time black widows have been found in the U.K. though there have been some cases of hoaxes,” Parkinson told The Mail.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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