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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:16 AM

Someone stole 9 tarantulas off this lady's porch. 😲

9 tarantulas shipped to SC home are missing — and unsuspecting porch pirate may be why

A package carrying several hairy spiders is missing from a South Carolina porch — and a thief may be responsible, officials say.

The FedEx shipment of about nine tarantulas was supposed to arrive at an Upstate home on Friday, according to a report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

A resident on Sunday told a deputy she received a notice that her package had been sent but didn’t see it on her doorstep, the report says.

The spider-filled shipment was worth about $1,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

https://amp.newsobserver.com/news/state/south-carolina/article233293882.html

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Reply Someone stole 9 tarantulas off this lady's porch. 😲 (Original post)
underpants Jul 31 OP
klook Jul 31 #1
marble falls Jul 31 #2
Disaffected Jul 31 #3
marble falls Jul 31 #4
essme Jul 31 #5
underpants Jul 31 #6

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:22 AM

1. Kinda hope the thief opened the box in his or her car,

though for the critters’ sake, I hope they got away to their natural habitat.

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:34 AM

2. Which isn't anywhere in SC. We should be stopping the trade in "exotic" animals ...

endangered or not.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:27 AM

3. And private zoos.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:28 PM

4. Especially private zoos.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:14 PM

5. More than likely

they are in plastic cages, and the person is going to throw them away- in Southern August heat. They will die horrible, slow deaths.

You are correct, the exotic animal trade needs to stop. I am terrified of spiders, but I am not cruel or stupid. If one comes in my house, they are put in a "relocation facility" (an upside down mixing bowl), and taken outside on a piece of cardboard. There is no reason for a living thing (except cockroaches)- to suffer like that.

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:47 PM

6. That's a image in my mind now



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