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    All sorts of pets get abandoned. :(

    My sister in law works at a local shelter, and this pretty lady was found abandoned in a Kritter Keeper in a local park. She is enormous.

    Thing is, if I'm right about the species, she's actually worth a fair bit of money and I don't know why anyone would dump her instead of selling her. I'm going to post a picture of her on a tarantula forum as soon as I'm approved to join and confirm my suspicion about her species before I mention it here. Poor thing is very stressed out, and has scratched all the hair off of her abdomen. I'm hoping to get an answer about her species quickly so I can get a care sheet to the shelter to get her set up as well as possible.

    I WISH I could bring her home and foster her here, but my husband would kill me. Then he would die. Then possibly kill me again for good measure.


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    What a pretty girl, hope she gets a good home!
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    Woo! A rescue came by and picked her up today!

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    Aww, that's good! Did you learn what kind she is?

    And don;t worry, Paul would feel the same as your hubby about this one!
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    Such a shame and very bizarre that she'd be abandoned! I don't suppose it would be possible that she was stolen, and then dumped? Good to hear that she's been taken in, though.

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    Female Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula ????

    I was looking in the pet section criags list north jersey
    I saw a picture that looks like the picture of the spider you posted.
    This is the posting below I could not get the image to attach but if you copy and past the link it should come up

    Goliath Bird Eater Female (Sparta nj)

    http://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_c...wy_600x450.jpg

    I have a 6.5" Female Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula. that's looking for a new home or Breeding project. She comes with her 18qt locking enclosure,substrate,live moss and hide. She is a voracious eater that will take anything you offer and she is calm enough to be handled. I'm asking $125 or trade for another T. ( Brazilian Black, MM B.Smithi,Female Chaco Golden Knee, Male Skeleton, Male Brazilian Black and White,Male Fire Leg) let me know what you have. Thanks

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    That's exactly what I was thinking she was.

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    That's the species that comes to mind to me too. Wow! I'm glad the rescue was able to take her. What a beauty!
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    So I have to ask, she eats birds? Small rats or mice. Large spider. I'm with your husband on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post
    So I have to ask, she eats birds? Small rats or mice. Large spider. I'm with your husband on this one.
    Actually, the name is a misnomer, they don't eat birds. They eat LOTS of bugs, maybe the occasional mouse.

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