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Tarantulas On A Plane | Tucson Spider Control

We have all heard of Snakes on a Plane, and if you have not then you are not missing much. However, in real life, snakes infesting commercial airliners do not seem to be the problem, rather it is tarantulas that have been causing panic lately, and enough of a panic to delay the particular flight in which a loose tarantula was known to be loose on board. I am guessing that this particular flight will not count towards the stray tarantulas frequent flyer miles.

Initially Delta Airlines decided to tell a big fat lie by making no mention of the loose tarantula menace, and instead they decided to blame the delay on the much less disconcerting problem of “mechanical issues,” so as to set all the passengers at ease of course. However, another ticketing agent for Delta Airlines let it slip that there were, in fact, tarantulas on board, and that was the reason that nobody could yet fly. It did not take long for news to break that there were likely 750 tarantulas unaccounted for and getting first pick between salted or unsalted peanuts. I would hate to be responsible for clearing that plane of those awful creatures.

What is the strangest place you have ever seen a tarantula?