By Randal Coombs
A devoted pet owner created an adorable spider Halloween costume for her pet tortoise.
Maya Rios may have inadvertently come up with a cure for arachnophobia by turning a kid’s sock and some pipe cleaners into the cute clothing for her beloved Frank.
Having cut the end off allowing for the two-month-old sulcata tortoise’s legs to poke through, she carefully sewed on some pipe cleaners for legs.
Frank appears to love the new threads as he walks around inside his house and in the garden at home in Chula Vista, California.
Maya said: “Frank loves his new spider outfit.
“He has full mobility and it doesn’t slow him down whatsoever.
“Hopefully this is the first of many costumes I can make for him.
“I can’t wait to try some more.”