London Underground commuters got a shock after a tarantula was found on a train.



The hairy pink-toed tarantula was spotted by passengers on a train arriving at London Bridge station earlier this month and it is suspected to have been abandoned by its owner in the carriage.

The creature is not venomous but bites from the creatures can hurt due to its large fangs and are often likened to wasp stings.

Shocked commuters contacted the RSPCA, who took it to see specialists at South Essex Wildlife Hospital.

Animal rescue officer Mat Hawkins said: "Passengers got more than they bargained for when they spotted this little guy on the train.

"He was shut inside a plastic tub so we believe he had been abandoned in the carriage.

“Thankfully passengers alerted staff who kept him safe in their office until I could arrive to collect him.”