A ship that was due to dock at the US-administered territory of Guam was turned away when thousands of spiders emerged when the cargo was being offloaded. Agriculture officials said the spiders were not indigenous to Guam, and could damage the island's eco-system. Or perhaps they suffer from arachnophobia? Read more: Sapa-AP via Times Live
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