GIANT spiders are feared to be on the loose after their babies were found abandoned in a car park.
A pair of Brazilian bird-eating tarantulas are believed to have scuttled away when a car accidentally knocked over pots they were contained in.
The RSPCA were called after the baby tarantulas were discovered near Alfreton in Derbyshire.
RSPCA inspector Kristy Ludlam said: ‘The woman who contacted us was shaken as she is terrified of spiders. Someone ran over two pots and the driver told the woman he thought he saw two large spiders. It is assumed they escaped.’
She said three babies were found by an expert in the other pots. ‘When he opened one pot, a spider ran up his arm.’ Ms Ludlam added: ‘We are concerned someone would abandon spiders like this.’
The public have been warned not to try to handle the tarantulas, which can grow to have a leg span of ten inches.