All you need to know about venomous bird-eating spiders on the loose in Derbyshire

Tarantulas can grow to a leg span of 10 inches
Tarantulas can grow to a leg span of 10 inches

Animal welfare chiefs said today that two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could still be on the loose in Derbyshire, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

A member of the public reported seeing two larger spiders leaving the same area, in Somercotes

The RSPCA is warning members of the public not to handle or approach the suspected parent spiders if spotted, as their hair and teeth can irritate human skin

Anyone with information about the spiders should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.