Not exactly man’s best friend

We trust our pets far too much. We feed them, play with them, and give them shelter. We even talk to them. We end up getting lulled into a false sense of security, forgetting that they are animals. Like an uncle with a record, some family members are not to be trusted.

In England, a man complained his eyes were sore and he had sensitivity to light. Eye doctors found that he had tiny hairs from his pet tarantula in his eye. Did you know that those spiders can launch its barb-like hairs as a defense mechanism? They can. And you thought large spiders made such great pets.

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