Flier claims pregnant pet tarantula, Penelope, is missing in Brooklyn

A pet spider is reportedly on the loose in Brooklyn, and its owner from South Slope is desperately trying to track down the wayward arachnid. (7/11/14)

BROOKLYN - A pet spider is reportedly on the loose in Brooklyn, and its owner from South Slope is desperately trying to track down the wayward arachnid.

A photo posted on Reddit shows a flier asking if anyone has seen the spider, named Penelope. The flier claimed that Penelope is pregnant, mostly harmless, and she shouldn't bite. 

If found, the flier says to put Penelope in a tupperware bowl with a few holes in it before calling the owner.

The missing spider has a twitter handle, @BKTarantula. The pregnant spider has tweeted, “Got a couple hundred kids hungry for your Pre-K spot!” and “That wasn't morning sickness, just my reaction to the gentrification in this neighborhood.” 

It is illegal to have a pet tarantula in New York City.

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