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Web Masters, Angela and Ray, Host Spider Saturday at Drusillas

Venture along to Drusillas Park on Saturday 7th October to meet some of the extraordinary animals taking up residence at the award-winning zoo for Spider Saturday. 

The Discovery Centre, open between 11am and 4pm, will be swarming with a large collection of these curious creatures. Plus experts from the British Tarantula Society will be available to answer questions, including Drusillas Park’s very own spider woman, Angela Hale.

Known as Tarangela at the zoo, Angela knows all there is to know about these eight-legged invaders and will be on hand to help visitors understand them. 

Angela commented: “There is no good reason to be afraid of spiders. The vast majority of spiders are harmless and extremely beneficial invertebrates. As a representative of The British Tarantula Society, I will be on hand to show people just how amazing and important these creatures are.”

Angela spends a great deal of time trying to re-educate people about these mini monsters and she and her husband, fellow arachnophile Ray, will host Spider Saturday at the weekend in an attempt to offer an insight into these animals we love to hate. They also run a popular Spider Phobia Course each year at the Park.

Angela commented: “Our native spiders pose no threat to us. They are essential to our ecosystem; they are our friends, not our enemies so we need to find a way to learn to live alongside them.”

“Spider Saturday is an informative day when anyone visiting the Park can come and meet a few spiders and learn a little about why they are so important to us all. Come along and be amazed!” 

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