A series of posters in Brooklyn tricked some New Yorkers into thinking that a missing tarantula was on the loose. (Credit: @laserpilot/reddit)

Arachnophobes Have No Fear, Posters For Missing Tarantula Were A Hoax

Arachnophobes in New York can rest a little bit easier today. Signs posted to utility poles in Brooklyn that purported to be looking for a missing tarantula were a joke.


The Suffolk County SPCA rescued a female rose-haired tarantula from a home in Amityville (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Suffolk County SPCA Rescues Abandoned Tarantula From Home In Amityville

Police called the SPCA to report that a female rose-haired tarantula had been found in the front of a house on Grand Central Avenue.