Puerto Rico seizes pink spider, 250 other animals


Pink Tarantula, a new tarantula species was named 'Ami bladesi' to pay hommage to former Panamenian Tuorism Minister and musician Ruben Blades.

AN JUAN - Authorities in Puerto Rico have seized some 250 exotic animals they say were bound to be sold illegally on the island.

The animals seized include a pink tarantula, an albino python, several red-eye frogs and 242 aquatic turtles.

Natural Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero says some of the animals died in transit after being shipped from Miami.

She said a man accused of shipping the animals was fined $13,300 on Thursday. His name was not released.