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The Perth tarantula escapes from the enclosure and arouses panic in Mindarie while the residents look for it

Escaped tarantula causes panic in a suburban home while residents frantically search for it

  • A tarantula named Screwbox escaped from his stay on Wednesday
  • Tahlia Renton, 24, came home and discovered the ceiling that had collapsed in an animal room
  • The exotic animal room houses nine bird spiders, a python and a bearded dragon
  • The housing of Screwbox was knocked over, allowing the tarantula to escape
  • Mrs. Renton furiously searched for the spider, afraid it might kill her two dogs

An escaped tarantula named Screwbox has caused panic in a suburban home after a storm collapsed the ceiling and broke the housing.

Pet sitter Tahlia Renton, 24, returned to her parental home to discover that the ceiling had collapsed and smashed the tarantula fence in the Perth suburb of Mindarie on Wednesday at 11.30 am.

Parts of Mindarie were flooded on Tuesday evening, with one car having to be pulled out of the rising water and trees popping through the windshield.

The wild weather caused the ceiling to collapse in a room where Mrs. Renton is holding nine tarantulas, a python and a bearded dragon.

But when she only counted eight tarantulas, she was afraid that the poisonous spider could fatally bite her two pets.

An escaped tarantula named Screwbox has caused panic in a suburban home after a storm has collapsed the ceiling and destroyed its housing (stock image)

An escaped tarantula named Screwbox has caused panic in a suburban home after a storm has collapsed the ceiling and destroyed its housing (stock image)

Pet sitter Tahlia Renton, 24, returned to her parental home to discover that the ceiling had collapsed and destroyed the tarantula fence in the Perth suburb of Mindarie on Wednesday

Pet sitter Tahlia Renton, 24, returned to her parental home to discover that the ceiling had collapsed and destroyed the tarantula fence in the Perth suburb of Mindarie on Wednesday

Pet sitter Tahlia Renton, 24, returned to her parental home to discover that the ceiling had collapsed and destroyed the tarantula fence in the Perth suburb of Mindarie on Wednesday

“Not knowing if the spider has been injured or released … they are not toxic to humans, but if the dogs try to catch it or play with it, it can be a fatal bite for them,” she said PerthNow.

Mrs. Renton went looking for Screwbox and quickly found it ‘stiff’ from the roof that collapsed and broke the housing.

“They can run extremely fast, so their nerves were falling through the collapsed roof,” Renton joked.

“It would always be a slow and steady process.”

She finally managed to lure the hairy arachnid back into the housing, which had been repaired.

Mrs. Renton said that the ceiling collapsed between 8.30 am and 11.30 am on Wednesday morning while she was away, but was surprised because there was no obvious damage to her roof.

Perth was caught on Tuesday with winds of up to 126 km / h, while Mindarie was flooded with nearly 20 mm of rain on Wednesday.

In Mindarie, trees also broke through the windshield of cars, while one car floated in rapidly rising flood water. ABC news.

Mrs. Renton suspects that a leak in the roof caused water to build up in the attic, causing the ceiling to eventually collapse.

Mrs. Renton feared for the lives of her two dogs because tarantula poison is very powerful for dogs. Finally she managed to find the tarantula and put it back in a fence

Mrs. Renton feared for the lives of her two dogs because tarantula poison is very powerful for dogs. Finally she managed to find the tarantula and put it back in a fence

Mrs. Renton feared for the lives of her two dogs because tarantula poison is very powerful for dogs. Finally she managed to find the tarantula and put it back in a fence

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