Advertisement Contrary to some people claiming to have exclusively found the first live Poecilotheria metallica in over 101 years (since it's original discovery and description by Pocock in 1899, from Gooty, India), I would like to clarify that it was found by Drs. B. A. Daniel and Sanjay Molur (Zoo Outreach Organization), Rick C. West (Canada) and Andrew Smith (UK) in the 3rd week of September 2001. Two juvenile P. metallica specimens were found that day and a third as 'spotted' in a hollow tree, but not confirmed. The attached images are those of the second retreat and specimen, found within minutes after finding the first specimen, in a young Crocodile bark (Terminalia elliptica) tree. Enjoy ... this is the very first live specimen of P. metallica ever photographed. The captured specimens were taken to, and reared at, the Zoo Outreach Organization in Coimbatore, India. Excuse the quality of the images ... these are scans from old images. Enjoy.