A large tarantula was discovered by a Glasgow man as it emerged from behind his cooker on Tuesday. The man immediately called animal rescue workers, who are now caring for the eight-legged creature.
The Chilean rose tarantula is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA's Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Cardonald, where he has been nicknamed Incy.
Animal Rescue Officer Caitlin Houston said, "While tarantulas frighten a lot of people, they are actually quite popular pets.
Thankfully, the man who found this escapee wasn't too fazed and managed to contain him until I arrived. He was able to catch it using a glass and piece of cardboard.
"It's possible the tarantula belongs to someone in a nearby flat and we'd really like to return him home if he has gone missing.
If no-one comes forward we'll find him a new owner who understands his needs."
Anyone who recognises the tarantula is being asked contact the SPCA.