London: Actor Rupert Grint says he is terrified of spiders just like his `Harry Potter` alter-ego Ron Weasley.
The 22-year-old actor is so terrified of spiders that he checks his shoes every day before he puts them on to make sure there are no creepy crawlies inside, reported a website.
"I`m arachnophobic. It`s really affected my life. I check my shoes every time I put them on. I check my bed sheets and pillows. I`m going to Australia in a few weeks. I`ve never
been before - spiders have always stopped me," Grint said.
While Grint may be terrified of spiders, he does have a fondness for animals, with miniature donkeys the latest additions to his family`s collection of pets.
"I suppose I`ve got some weird things. The latest thing is we`ve got miniature donkeys. They`re just like normal donkeys, but kind of half the size. We`ve just got two - Shakespeare and Pandora, just as pets. I`ve got miniature pigs as well, and miniature hedgehogs.
"We`ve also got dogs and cats and a parrot and peacocks. I live in the country, really. Just outside London.
There`s a few acres. They`ve got some good space," he said.