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Taco-bound tarantulas seized
Mexico’s environmental protection agency reportedly stepped in when it discovered a protected species of tarantulas was being served up at a Mexico City restaurant. The restaurant, whose menu includes grasshoppers, worms and scorpions, was featuring tacos made from red rump tarantulas (Brachypelma vagans), a protected species, for $27 — about 50 times a typical street taco, the Associated Press reports. Authorities were alerted when the restaurant posted a video of a cooked tarantula on its Facebook page. When they arrived, they reportedly found four dead tarantulas ready to serve.
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