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The tarantula was captured outside a block of flats

NEWS Staff Reporter

Police in Almería have captured a large tarantula found roaming inside a garden by a block of flats in the provincial capital.

The hairy arachnid was found by a doorman who alerted police. Agents contacted environmental experts from the Junta de Andalucía before transporting the spider from the garden area on Calle Canónigo Molina Alonso to a special holding facility.

The regional government later released a statement saying the tarantula had either escaped from one of the apartments where it was being kept as a pet, or from a consignment of tropical fruit.

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