Stowaway African spider makes its way to UK

An exotic spider that sneaked into a shipping container and made it all the way to the UK from Africa has been rehomed in East Sussex.

The Moroccan Huntsman spider travelled from Africa to Hampshire after being rescued by a UK filming company.

A camera operator at the company - which has worked on films including Harry Potter, Star Wars and James Bond - discovered the eight-legged arthropod as he was unpacking his equipment.

The crew had been working on location in Morocco when the furry fugitive found its way into their container.

The Huntsman spider made it all the way from Morocco
Staff at Drusillas took in the eight-legged arthropod

Dave then contacted Drusillas Animal Park, where the spider is living happily at its new home