I was packing the truck Friday morning and on the second trip I looked down to see what I’d almost stepped on.
This tarantula was crawling toward the house via the under-my-truck spider freeway.
I tried to redirect it with a board, but it was too fast for me.
Then it crawled next to a cinder block and stopped, so I flipped the block over to trap it in the hole and put the board on top. Now what? Mike isn’t overly fond of spiders. I didn’t want it as a pet.
So I called Spider Pharm in Yarnell, they milk venomous spiders. Chuck came and picked it up, literally.
They often produce venom to order and usually have 40-50 species of spiders “in stock.” Besides spiders they handle scorpions.
Chuck said it’s a small young female tarantula, but she was almost 5-6 inches (12.7-15.2 cm) across. Better their home than mine.
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