Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Castle Rock Tarantula


Look who I found today walking around in Castle Rock Park ,,, I had a close encounter of the Arachnid kind...This big guy was cruising around the picnic area ... Its been a while since Ive seen one of these awesome spiders in the wild...Growing up around here we used to see them all the time over on Marsh Creek Road in the summer ...They would  run out onto the road on a hot day and we would catch them with coffee cans and keep them in a fish tank as pets...Mom wasn't too thrilled about it tho.         : )

2 comments:

Mr. Mayor said...

Interesting story except the Tarantulas do not come out until early fall late September and October. you might want to read http://www.mdia.org/Wildlife/TarantulaTime.htm

Smokey said...

I took these pictures of this spider on thursday...and My story about catching them was a true story that used to take place in july / august on marsh creek road...