Dozens of Giant Cockroaches Found Abandoned Inside a Tupperware

Their previous owner probably wanted to recreate ‘that’ Men In Black scene.

View of giant cockroaches (Blaberus giganteus) during an exibition at the Explora Park in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 5, 2013. This species, usually found in tropical forests of South America, prefer high humidity and low light habitats, live about 20 months and are omnivorous. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)Image Raul Arboleda AFP/Getty Images

Are you into cockroaches? Do you like them so much that you’d collect as many as you could to keep them with you? And the biggest ones in the world, if possible?

Well, it turns out that someone with an apparent obsession with insects has been collecting cockroaches to then abandon them to die, which might seem a bit confusing.

The Environment Unit of the Madrid police recently found dozens of giant Madagascar cockroaches abandoned inside a tupperware on waste ground in the Madrid area of Carabanchel.

Up to 54 cockroaches were inside the plastic box where the lovely insects were living. And if we consider they are one of the largest species of cockroach in the world, we can only assume it was pretty crowded in there.

The police have no idea how the insects got there, but it is likely that they were somehow smuggled into the country. The tupperware was then taken to the wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Spanish capital, and then they will probably get sent back to spend the rest of their days somewhere sunny and with good Internet connection. Definitely somewhere better than some abandoned waste ground.

 

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