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1st January, 2011

Leo Oosterweghel, the director of Dublin Zoo, keeps a rare spider in his home. Every day, he catches flies in a jar, leaves them for a while in the fridge ‘‘to slow them down’’ and then releases them into the spider’s enclosure.

She traps them in her web and eats them.

After two years of this, Oosterweghel said he has become ‘‘quite a good flycatcher’’.

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