Everybody panic! According to a flyer posted in South Slope, a Mexican Red Rump tarantula named Penelope escaped from her home this week and is now creeping around somewhere. Oh, and the smallish monster is pregnant, which means that Brooklyn is going to be overrun by her terrifying spawn unless somebody does something very quickly.
Penelope’s owner claims that she is “mostly harmless,” though it’s difficult to trust someone who chooses to live with a tarantula (or multiple tarantulas, since Penelope probably didn’t get knocked up on her own, unless spiders are somehow capable of that). This person has asked any unlucky souls who come across the tarantula to “try to catch her and put her in a tupperware bowl with a few holes on the top for air. Then please call me and I will come get her.”
Oof: Tarantula to Spread Terrifying Spawn All Over Brooklyn Unless Someone Does Something Fast (via Daily Intel)