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Hunting and eating tarantulas latest tourist rage in Cambodia

By Devaki

Melbourne, June 21 (ANI): Hunting for tarantulas and then eating them is the latest craze for tourists visiting Cambodia.olidaymakers are joining locals in hunting tarantulas, which are considered to be a local treat.

Locals hunt spider holes and then consume the creatures immersed in soy sauce, deep fried in salt and garlic, or mixed into rice wine and jack fruit cocktails.

They go to the forests or cashew nut plantations on the outskirts of Sukon and poke sticks down the hundreds of spider holes, catching them as they rush out of the earth, reports news.com.au.

Locals in Kampong Cham Town and Sukon, where tarantulas are more commonly eaten, are giving even the tourists a taste of this experience.

Tarantulas are also bred in fields in these areas, and since they are nocturnal, the hunting is done during the daytime to increase the chance of capture.

Locals found the spiders tasty and began to experiment with flavours and dishes.

Tarantulas in Sukon are sold for around 10 cents each and for 2.5 dollars with rice wine. (ANI)

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