Spiders

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    Video caption: Insect expert explains why we see more spiders in our homes in late September

    If you have noticed more spiders in your home than usual this month, it is not just because they want shelter from the colder weather.

  2. Welcome to Hotel Arachnid!

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    Video caption: When Covid-19 hit, zookeeper Caitilin Henderson ended up in lockdown with 70 spiders

    When Covid-19 hit, zookeeper Caitilin Henderson ended up in lockdown with 70 spiders.

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    Video caption: When Covid-19 hit, zookeeper Caitilin Henderson ended up in lockdown with 70 spiders

    When Covid-19 hit, zookeeper Caitilin Henderson ended up in lockdown with 70 spiders.

  4. Tarantulas and hawk eggs stolen in York burglary

    Six tarantulas and two Harris's Hawk eggs which were "close to hatching" have been stolen during a burglary in York, police say.

    A Goliath Birdeater tarantula

    The suspects broke in by kicking in a panel in the backdoor of a house on Alcuin Avenue, in the Tang Hall area, last Wednesday, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    The tarantulas and eggs taken include:

    • A Mexican Whitetail tarantula
    • A Goliath Birdeater tarantula (pictured above)
    • A King Baboon tarantula
    • A Chaco Golden Knee tarantula
    • A Green bottle blue tarantula
    • A Panama red rump tarantula
    • Two Harris Hawk eggs which were close to hatching

    Anyone with information about the incident or who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

    Harris's Hawk
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    Video caption: Tarantula YouTube videos help woman beat fear of spiders

    Vanessa Woods spent years being scared of spiders, but now shares her bedroom with some whoppers.

  6. How I See Spiders

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    Video caption: Who else sees spiders like this?

    Who else sees spiders like this?

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    Video caption: Spider season: 'Give it a name and learn to love them'

    A wildlife expert from Nottingham believes the eight-legged creatures deserve to be loved.

  8. The deadly dance of the wolf spider

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    Video caption: How it avoids being killed by predators during mating

    How it avoids being killed by predators during mating

  9. Tarantula with unexplained 'horn' discovered in Angola

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    Video caption: The 'peculiar' horn is currently unexplained

    The 'peculiar' horn is currently unexplained

  10. The Spider Orchestra

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    Video caption: The art of Tomas Saraceno who makes sculptures and music with spiders and their webs.

    Struck by the beauty of spider webs, Tomas Saraceno made them into sculptures and discovered that when spiders move, the silken strands make tiny sounds, which he turns into music.