Escaped Tarantula Delays Flight for 3 Hours

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This was one delay I’m sure few passengers minded. A Delta flight from Baltimore to Atlanta was delayed when a baboon tarantula escaped its crate and the crew decided to find a new plane. According to the NBC article, the spider was never in the passenger compartment was found unharmed.

baboon tarantula on plane

And in case you were curious, apparently King Baboon Tarantulas are popular as pets, can grow to a leg span of 9 inches (yuck!) and are renowned escape artists.

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