Tarantula on a plane

The crew of a Delta Airlines flight from Baltimore to Atlanta decided that everyone had to switch to a new plane when they learned that a baboon tarantula was loose on board. The tarantula had somehow escaped from its cargo shipment container.

The tarantula was later found. It had never made its way into the passenger compartment. But still, a good decision to switch planes. I can imagine passengers would have freaked out if they had been surprised by a baboon tarantula crawling down the aisle. [11alive.com]

Check out the video below to see a baboon tarantula in action.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 25, 2015
     Category: Insects and Spiders | Air Travel and Airlines

There were some pretty large tarantulas living around us when I resided in Sonora, CA. Usually they just passed on by, looking for something to eat and as long as you didn't bother them too much they were no trouble.

As for the demonstration shown, it would have been more interesting if he had thrown a hobbit in there.
Posted by KDP on 09/25/15 at 10:00 AM
They should have had Westley flown in.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/25/15 at 11:32 AM
There is nothing to fear but fear it's self. Why worry? Nothing a slipper or rolled news paper would not have solved. Or for the brave capture it alive in a plastic cup.
Posted by Gator Guy on 09/25/15 at 06:40 PM
Jesus Alex, are you trying to give me a heart attack?!?!?!? :ahhh: People have tarantulas as pets and handle them, no f-ing way!! Are they gonna start hauling rattle snakes and tigers on commercial flights too? That guy in the video, btw, is a nut case. How you gonna play with that thing?! :gulp:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/25/15 at 07:36 PM
If it had gotten into the cabin, would the pilots have bailed like that lady with a kid in the car?
Posted by Phideaux on 09/25/15 at 09:14 PM
Nah, the pilots are more concerned for the safety of their passengers than that mom was for her son.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/25/15 at 09:48 PM
@Patty: One hopes.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/26/15 at 12:03 AM
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