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Tarantula in kitchen frightens California family

A Scripps Ranch, Calif., family got quite a surprise when they found a tarantula on their kitchen cabinet Tuesday night.

“All I wanted was a snack," said 19-year-old Hannah Dafferner, who first came across the spider. “It didn’t move at first. I thought my sister put a Halloween decoration there or something. Then it moved its leg. I screamed bloody murder."

It was no decoration, but the real deal. A three-to-four-inch male tarantula was hanging out on the side of the family's kitchen cabinet.

After a lot of screaming, dad came to the rescue by using a pitcher to capture the spider.

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“It really cooperated. I think it was afraid of all the screaming,” her dad said.

The tarantula tale quickly spread around the neighborhood after they posted pictures of it on a Facebook page.

“It’s really cool… but I really don’t want to keep it.”

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