“We are concerned that someone abandoned a spider in a public bin like this,” Potter said. “It is likely that the spider was an unwanted pet which someone decided to dispose of for whatever reason. We would recommend that anyone interested in keeping a tarantula as a pet thoroughly research the particular species’ needs carefully first before deciding to get one, so they know what is involved and how long it is likely to be for.”
Fortunately, the tarantula wasn’t in the dumpster for very long, as the woman had walked her dogs earlier in the day as well and hadn’t seen anything then. The whole situation could have ended up much worse for the tarantula, but thankfully, the right people found him, and were able to get him to safety before any harm could come to him.