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When huntsman becomes hunted
A huge huntsman spider has been found in Dumbarton after it stowed away in a shipping container.
The spider was discovered by workers at a manufacturing firm, who immediately called the SSPCA animal helpline.
Rescue officer Emma Bonner said: “When I arrived one of the employees had managed to get the spider inside a clear bag within a container. We didn’t know if it was venomous.”
Although the bite of a huntsman spider is of low risk to humans, it can give an extremely painful bite.
An arachnid expert identified the stowaway as a huntsman spider.
“It must be a tough little spider as it has done well to survive living in a cold container for so long before arriving in Scotland,” said Emma.
The species is common in most warm to tropical regions of the world, including much of Australasia, Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean Basin and the Americas.
Search is on for rehome takeaways
Two Guinea pigs were bizarrely abandoned alongside a curry and naan bread outside a London pet shop.
The young rodents, now named Tikka and Masala, were taken to a Blue Cross rehoming centre where they are being cared for until a new family was found.
Lydia Sawyer, animal welfare supervisor at Blue Cross, in Burford, Oxfordshire, told the Mirror: “Although most people love a good curry and naan bread, we wouldn't recommend it for guinea pigs.
Luckily these little pigs were unharmed by their takeaway ordeal.”
“Tikka and Masala seem very friendly so have obviously been well-cared for and socialised.”
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Tis’ the season to feed wild birds
Now that the first frosts and snow have landed, chances are that home owners are thinking more about wild birds. These manufacturers have a range of products and good ideas on how to encourage people to feed wild birds, and hopefully convert them to year-round feeders.
Once again the fireworks season has come round, and many pet owners will be looking for solutions to help their cats and dogs cope with the loud noises.
Our guide lists products that are available for retailers to stock that can help owners find a solution.
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