An exotic spider that stowed away in a shipment from Cambodia has found her way to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. The female wasp spider shocked Plumbase Industrial staff in Manchester who opened a container of goods to discover someone had ordered extra orb web spider. The brightly coloured beast had been on the water for five weeks before arriving in the UK and covered more than 6,000 miles. Environmental Health was called and Sarah Lloyd, who took the call, mentioned the situation to her fiancé Michael, who suggested they contact one of his old school friends Leigh Wigg, headkeeper at Combe Martin. The parks bug expert Gareth Thomas drove all the way to Manchester to collect the spider and she is now settling into her new home in the wildlife parks Bug World. Wasp spiders are typically found in the Mediterranean and parts of Asia although official records show sightings of it in the UK from the 1920s onwards and there have been far more sightings in recent years. But it is not a native species and cannot be released into the wild.