"Entschuldigung, haben Sie meine Vogelspinne gesehen?"
Translation:Excuse me, have you seen my tarantula?
In German (and many other European languages) "Tarantel" is the name for Lycosidae (wolf spiders). The problem is, that after the discovery of America the respective word "tarantula" has been "re-used" for a completely different kind of spiders in English, namely Theraphosidae (Vogelspinnen in German). So "tarantula" is not the translation of "Tarantel"!
Some Theraphosidae (bird spiders/tarantulas) are very docile and the ideal pets. They can be handled (not too much, because that would stress them), and need food only every few weeks. But when they escape, there is a grave danger of them getting hurt, which is why it is important to ask anyone around whether they have seen them.