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Got a Pet Tarantula? Better protect your eyes…says Reuters

Jungle Jenny with Chilean Rose Tarantula


Jungle Jenny wants to remind tarantula owners that although this is a rare occurrence, care should be taken when handling tarantulas. Used as a defense mechanism, these spiders release fine barbed hairs from the back of their body and in some cases have caused acute respiratory problems, skin rashes and according to this article in
Washington (Reuters)- January 1, 2010 (click here) can stick to your cornea too!  Remember:  Always keep animals away from your eyes and face.