Saturday, 6 October 2012

Dutch customs find hundreds of tarantulas

DUTCH customs have confiscated hundreds of live tarantulas on a flight from Peru after discovering them hidden in a suitcase, officials say.

"Customs at Schiphol airport found 200 live tarantulas and an assortment of other insects including bugs, crickets, grasshoppers and millipedes," customs officials said in a statement, issued by their umbrella Finance Ministry.

"The animals were collected by a German couple on a recent trip to Peru and were put in plastic containers and tubes hidden in their clothing and shoes," the statement said, adding that some of the tarantulas were of a type little known to science.
 

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/dutch-customs-find-hundreds-of-tarantulas/story-e6frfq80-1226487851063#ixzz28RnmfC25

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