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Giant spider spooks shoppers in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 15:56 10 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:14 11 August 2019

Arachnobot, the world's first giant spider puppet, visited intu Chapelfield as part of their celebrations of nature's tiniest creatures. Picture: intu Chapelfield

Arachnobot, the world's first giant spider puppet, visited intu Chapelfield as part of their celebrations of nature's tiniest creatures. Picture: intu Chapelfield

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A giant spider has been spotted terrifying shoppers in Norwich.

Arachnobot, the world's first giant spider puppet, visited intu Chapelfield as part of their celebrations of nature's tiniest creatures. Picture: intu ChapelfieldArachnobot, the world's first giant spider puppet, visited intu Chapelfield as part of their celebrations of nature's tiniest creatures. Picture: intu Chapelfield

The larger than life arachnid, which was actually a puppet, startled unsuspecting shoppers on more than one occasion when it appeared at Intu Chapelfield on Saturday,

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Measuring four metres in height, the puppet was at the shopping centre as part of a preview of the Big Bug Tour, a celebration of insects which is planned for later this month.

Taking place from August 31 until September 14, the Big Bug Tour will see 12 giant and intricately-designed lifelike bugs installed around the shopping centre for inquisitive minds young and old to discover.

A statement on the Intu Chapelfield website said: "New research has revealed that being closer to nature makes you 67pc happier, but only one in six children have seen a single brilliant bug in six months! Our exhibition aims to bring adults and children face-to-face with 12 giant British bugs to reconnect people with nature and make them happier."

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