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…

Two alive spiders and one dead were found, in plastic cages, in the front garden of a property in Blaenavon

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to establish how the three tarantulas ended up abandoned outside a property in Blaenavon, Pontypool, where sadly one of the spiders was found dead.

The tarantulas had apparently been left outside a boarded-up property for nearly three days before being reported to the RSPCA and collected by a member of the RSPCA inspectorate. Tarantulas … Continue reading…