Colombian Authorities Confiscate Hundreds of Tarantulas, Eggs and Scorpions


Colombian authorities stopped the illegal transportation of hundreds of tarantulas, eggs and scorpions to Europe in the Bogota airport, officials said on Thursday.

Two individuals from Germany were found with 210 plastic containers they were using to carry the arachnids, which included 232 tarantula spiders, nine spider eggs and a scorpion with seven of its young, as well as 67 roaches, according to Bogota's environment secretary, Carolina Urrutia's tweet. The individuals were attempting to smuggle the creatures into Germany, officials said.


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