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    Hate your co-workers?...Send them a Tarantula

    LONDON (AP) -- A British man on Wednesday admitted delivering a package containing a venomous tarantula to a work colleague the day he handed in his resignation.

    At Leicester Magistrates' Court in central England, Mahlon Hector, 22, pleaded guilty to delivering a rare Mexican red-kneed tarantula in a box addressed to a woman colleague at the branch of the store Marks & Spencer in Leicester, where they both worked. At the same time, he handed store bosses his resignation.

    The intended recipient, Susan Griffin, was not hurt.

    Hector is to be sentenced later on the charge of sending a letter or other article conveying a threat on March 28. He did not reveal his motives in court Wednesday.




    When staff at the store discovered the spider they alerted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which took it away.

    "It was a daft (stupid) idea. They are not the most dangerous spider, but it could be fatal if it is given to someone who has an allergic reaction to it," the society's spokesman said Wednesday.

    "The woman who received it must have been terrified."

    The Mexican red-kneed tarantula - Latin name Brachypelma Smithi - is commonly used in movies because of its scary appearance.

    With a leg span measuring up to 10 inches (25 centimeters), it has a hairy dark brown body and reddish-orange leg joints. Each leg ends with two claws which are used for climbing trees.

    It is said to bite rarely, but flicks its hairs at victims.

    It is the only tarantula listed as rare by the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species.

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    Re: Hate your co-workers?...Send them a Tarantula

    Wow, this is freaky. It had to be about spiders, my biggest fear in the world.

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    Re: Hate your co-workers?...Send them a Tarantula

    :evil4:
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Hate your co-workers?...Send them a Tarantula

    Yish, I can just imagine what that woman thought...
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    Re: Hate your co-workers?...Send them a Tarantula

    Let's all send spiders to Favre!
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    Re: Hate your co-workers?...Send them a Tarantula

    "Bdubya" wrote:
    Let's all send spiders to Favre!
    lol

    I would seriously FREAK OUT if that had happened to me. I have acrachiphobia ( fear of spiders). I would seriously go nutes



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    Re: Hate your co-workers?...Send them a Tarantula

    ...It is said to bite rarely, but flicks its hairs at victims.
    That would definitely suck, a damn spider flicking hairs at you?

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