A nursing assistant has turned the two-bedroom house she shares with her partner into a haven for her seven tarantulas and two snakes.

Keira’s creepy obsession began when she bought two tarantulas to keep as pets and the other five arrived as a surprise gift from her partner, who ordered a ‘mystery gift box’ online (wonder if the courier delivery guy knew what he was carrying!).

She reckons that people need to learn that pets don’t have to be cute and cuddly and backs this with a claim that tarantulas are low maintenance – you only have to feed them every two weeks!

That still wouldn’t convince us…

Watch the video and meet her pet snakes too!

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