Offbeat Video

By Katy Gill


This is the skin crawling moment a spider jumps out of his hiding place to eat an unsuspecting cricket.

Kratos, the orange baboon tarantula, spots the critter from beneath the ground and rapidly grabs it, before dragging to its burrow.

The creepy crawly is then seen moving around the nest as it prepares its next meal.

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Ron Robbins Jr, 34, filmed the footage of his pet tarantula from his home in Michigan, US.

Ron, a supermarket cashier, owns four tarantulas and three true spiders, including Kratos.

Ron said: “I’ve been keeping tarantulas and spiders since I was about seven years old.

“The orange baboon tarantula is often found in Angola and southern Africa, and is known to be one of the fastest, most defensive tarantulas.

“It is not recommended that beginners keep this species due to its speed, readiness to bite, and painful venom, and they’re sometimes referred to as ‘orange bitey thing’ for this reason.

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“It is said that a bite from this species is amongst the worst bites of any tarantula, causing extreme pain for several hours, swelling, and muscle cramps lasting up to a week.

“I’ve heard that many people can feel the venom travelling up their arm, and some say it is like being bitten by a rattlesnake

“This isn’t a tarantula you really want to get bitten by, that’s why you’ll never see me handling it.

“They’re incredibly fast as well – they tend to run really fast in short bursts and are very hard to catch.

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“It is a beautiful and interesting to pet to have, as long as you give it the respect it demands.”