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Briton "thanked" the colleague venomous tarantula

June 15 2006
11:00

In Britain, convicted of the store employees, who, before leaving work voluntarily gave a colleague a surprise gift. He sent her a parcel with a poisonous spider tarantula.

22-year-old resident of Leicester Mahlon Hector, an employee of one of the branches of retail clothing stores and home goods Marks & Spencer, sent a parcel with a copy of a rare Mexican krasnokolennogo tarantula, and the same day, handed the letter of resignation.

Recipient of a gift, Susan Griffin, is not physically injured but was very scared at the sight of creepy insect. The company's staff immediately called the staff of the Royal Society for the Protection of animals, which were quick to take away the spider.

"The idea was very stupid. These spiders - not the most dangerous. But for a person suffering from a severe allergic reaction, things might have ended more than lamentable. In any case, I think a woman is seriously alarmed, "- said the representative of society.

The scope of these legs is not the prettiest of creatures up to 25 inches, the body is covered with dark brown hair, and the articulation of the legs are marked red-orange spots. Each foot ends with two claws, with which these spiders can easily climb trees. According to experts, the Mexican tarantulas rarely resorts to the teeth, but that's bristles may well be for someone poisonous.

Lover of practical jokes Hector was charged that he had endangered the lives of several people. Preventive measure the court determines. In this case, the accused himself has not said what he so annoy his colleague, RBC reports.


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