GETTING bitten by your pet is usually painful – but for a Lanark man it was almost deadly!
Mind you, it isn’t everyone who keeps a venemous tarantula spider for company...
However, local man Kevin O’ Neill does and he’s determined to keep Charlie the Spider – despite his eight-legged friend nearly killing him by sinking his fangs into his wrist.
Kevin is now out of hospital and on the mend.
For more details, see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.