While some of the Chicago residents were enjoying walking through a local park on that Friday they suddenly spotted a very, very large spider crawling around the park. They went for a closer look and realized that it was a sizeable tarantula.
He looked confused as same like the people who saw him. It was likely that the little guy is abandoned. Concerned for his safety the Good Samaritans quickly contacted GoodVets Streeterville and they agreed to take him in.
After examining him thoroughly they identified that he is a pink-toad tarantula and appeared to be in great health. He didn’t seem to care at all, and happily let his new friends handle and examine him.
At first, based on his size and shape, the veterinary team thought that the tarantula was a girl around 2 years old. So they decided to name him Blossom.
“Blossom was quite docile when we handle him” Dr. Sabrina Kuo, CEO of GoodVets said. He was quite active and seemed to have a bit of a personality, happily posed for the photos.
One of the veterinary assistants has extensive experience caring for tarantulas, so he took blossom home to foster until they can find him a wonderful forever home. It was only once Blossom was settled and relaxing in his foster home, that the vet assistant realized that Blossom was actually a boy.
“Blossom is doing very well and loving his new enclosure,” Kuo said. “The spider very quickly got to make a silk nest in his new home. Which is when our staff member made a very interesting discovery. During the process, it was noted that Blossom had mating hooks. Confirming that Blossom is actually a male”
Regardless of gender, the tarantula seems to be chilling in his foster home. Luckily he was found by the right people, and hopefully, before long he will have a new forever family.