What a fine opening lede:
A CLUSTER of rare slug-eating spiders, believed to be 150 years old, has been found lurking in pitch-black Gothic tombs in Highgate Cemetery.
Lots of Gothic touches:
“They were everywhere,” said spider-finder Tony Canning, the London Wildlife Trust’s community outreach worker for Camden. “When you see them in real life, they are as big as anything you will see in this country. It doesn’t sound big but it is the body mass. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.” The Highgate tombs had not been opened since the 1830s but were being refurbished by cemetery bosses.
(thanks to Tim Pendry)