A giant stowaway spider that travelled from Taiwan to St Leonards On Sea in a shipping container has been rehomed to Drusillas Park following an RSPCA rescue.
Staff working at the Seventies BMX parts company on Moorhurst Road discovered the large Huntsman lurking in a shipment from Asia.
The spider was collected by the RSPCA on the same day before being delivered to its new home.
Spider expert, Angela Hale from Drusillas Park said, “I am really excited to have this fantastic creature in our care; it’s not everyday that a spider this big is brought to us. Giant huntsman spiders are not dangerous or aggressive but can move extremely fast if disturbed."