This large male Texas Brown Tarantula was found in my mother’s garage in north Carrollton. The included photographs are intended to provide examples of the spider’s anatomical features, coloration, and size.
Although encountering a spider of this size can certainly be unnerving, we found this specimen to slow moving and non-aggressive. When any awareness of our presence was demonstrated by this tarantula, he responded only by making an effort to retreat, and never threatened to attack in any way.
|Date||–||October 8, 2006|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Type of Behavior||–||Roaming|
|Main Article||–||Texas Brown Tarantula||Observation Location|
6 Replies to “Texas Brown Tarantula – Close Up”
Yikes! Definitely not my favorite critter!
Saw one for the first time just recently at the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge. Saw him from about 20 feet away as he was crossing the road and managed to get a shot before he scurried into the vegetation.
Tarantulas are very cool! They are one of my most searched for animals, especially during certain times of the year!
Somehow I just can’t get past the “Ewwwwww!” factor!
we found one last year in our backyard and just found one this morning 4/8/16..was 62 degree so it wasn’t moving.
is there any place that takes them? Kinda makes me wonder if they are nest near by?
Found one yesterday 5/31/16 on my patio. It’s a male so is there a female and babies near by?
Curious how can you tell of it’s a male or female?