36 tarantulas make 'chilled out' pets

Andy with pet tarantula Tamsin

Andy with pet tarantula Tamsin

First published in News

‘Quite chilled out’ may not be the description many people associate with tarantulas.

One dad-of-two, however, described his 36 pet tarantulas as exactly that, although he admits some could give a nasty bite.

Andy Bishop, 47, of Alexander Road, Burnham has a menagerie of 36 tarantulas, two snakes and one scorpion.

He said: “They are very beautiful creatures.

“The majority are very laid back."

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