A tarantula has been rescued by the RSPCA – after being found in a BIN in a Nottingham park.

The white knee tarantula, which was the size of a hand, was cold and wet when RSPCA inspector Teresa Potter rescued the spider on Tuesday last week (24 April), after being found by a shocked dog-walker in Acorn Avenue, Giltbrook.

Inspector Potter said: “It’s rare that we get reports of tarantulas in public so as I was making my way there, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a tarantula the size of a hand was abandoned on a Leicester street.

The spider was found, on Friday (May 5), in a plastic box by a member of the public on Narborough Road, near to the junction of Ivy Road.

The spider has been identified as a Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula, the third largest species of tarantula in the world which can grow up to a leg-span of 10 inches. The … Continue reading…


A giant stowaway spider that travelled from Taiwan to St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex in a shipping container has been rescued by us and rehomed to Drusillas Park, after warehouse staff had the fright of their life.

RSPCA Inspector Zoe Ballard arrived at the Seventies BMX parts company on Moorhurst Road, on Monday morning after shocked staff discovered a huntsman spider lurking in their delivery while unpacking a shipment of boxes from Taiwan.

Warehouse manager Joe Woodburn was unloading boxes … Continue reading…