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Pet Tarantula Shoots Barbed Hairs Into Eyes

Chilean rose tarantula

Chilean rose tarantula

Initially prescribed with conjunctivitis the 29-year-old British man was sent home with an antibiotic ointment. It was until a visit 3 weeks later to hospital because the condition wouldn’t clear up that the man remembered the incident with his pet tarantula.

While examining the man’s eye with a high magnification the doctors found fine hair-like projections embedded in the man’s cornea. (more…)

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