Posted by sean on November 15, 2009 at 9:22 pm in Have I Got News For You, Spiders with 4 Comments


I came across this rather troubling story on the BBC website about a spider smuggler.

After some Googling, I found the offender’s online shop. My findings were even more disturbing than the news story itself. Apparently, you can order spiders and other creepy crawlies off the internet – they arrive in the post, courtesy of the Royal Mail!

Before any of you get any ideas, I will not be opening, or signing for, any unsuspected packages in the post – especially those marked ‘FRAGILE’. Any boxes that arrive at my flat will be treated as a terrorist attack, giving me no choice but to call the bomb disposal unit.

4 Responses to Spiders on a plane

  1. goatman-g

    November 15, 2009 - 10:03 pm
    1

    Apparently horse-chestnuts or 'conkers' to the common man, are a good spider deterant. Better than running around with a flame thrower looking like a rabid Jon Goodman.

  2. Sean

    November 15, 2009 - 10:10 pm
    2

    What do you do with the conkers? Hit the spiders with them?

  3. Adam

    November 16, 2009 - 9:35 am
    3

    I don't think conkers will do much in this case. Just a description from the website about one of the spiders…

    "Selenocosmia are however in a league of their own and are 6 inches of pure evil. Not only are they fearlessly aggressive but also exceptionally fast so only suitable for experienced keepers. If provoked not only will they bite, they will shoot across your floor, steal your TV and beat up your cat before disappearing."

  4. goatman-g

    November 16, 2009 - 7:35 pm
    4

    Apparently the very presence reminds them of death. Failing that yes, you might as well stone them.

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