Quote:Since the 1970s, Helsinki's Museum of Natural History has been home to a small population of the native South American Chilean recluse spider (Loxosceles laeta). While common is South America, the spiders inhabiting the museum are the only ones living free in this country, or indeed the whole of Europe.
While the origin of this population is not known, it is thought that they first arrived by hitching a ride from Chile in a packing crate. It is a very hardy species that can survive without food for months at a time.
I don't like spiders