I'll be visiting Brazil soon, and a friend of mine in Mexico City is a bit of an arachnophile, and has asked me to return with a Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula for her. I realize there are likely legal obstacles to doing this, but lets assume that I have that all worked out. (Legal question here.)
Practically, how can one fly with a tarantula, without injuring the animal, and without scaring the !@#$% out of airline staff?
If it matters, it would be roughly a 15-hour transit, with a 1.5-hour flight followed by a 10-hour flight.