In Westcliff in Essex there was a rather embarrassing case of mistaken identity, when the RSPCA were called to rescue a tarantula in the street.
A concerned local resident made the call to the RSPCA after spotting the ‘big, black, hairy’ tarantula outside their house.
After rushing to the scene it turned out the tarantula was a plastic toy!
He said: “I must admit, in the dark, it looked quite realistic. But as soon as I got nearer and picked the bowl up it was clear it was a children’s toy! I think the locals were relieved!”