Giddon exclaimed sharply and clawed a spider web from his face.
Until maturity is reached the spider has the power to repair lost or damaged limbs.
As a permanent home the spider makes beneath the surface a thimble-shaped web, with inverted mouth, anchoring it to the weeds.
The tarantula spider and the scorpion are found in the south of Italy.
"I did what I had to in order to ensure the web never crashes down around the spider," he said.
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