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Old 01-04-2010, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The 29-year-old man was treated at St James's University Hospital, Leeds after the hairs embedded themselves in his cornea.

The man's right eye came under a hail of flying hairs as he rubbed a stain off the open glass tank of his Chilean Rose tarantula.

Tarantula nearly blinds owner - Telegraph
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Many tarantulas "flick" hairs from their back legs and back as a defense against predators, they contain a natural irritant. People with alergies can be greatly affected. Years ago I had a pet store co-worker who would get big red welts on his skin if he came in contact with them.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Oh my friggin gosh, i knew i could not stand them for a reason, Yes i have allergies. Not my favorite thing, to want to come in contact with.
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