Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tarantulas On The Move!!!

So I guess Tarantulas are on the move here in SB... Yeah I know, crazy!!! I did a bit of reading on these things because I almost ran one over on my dirt bike the other day.

...each year, thousands of tarantulas brave countless dangers as they migrate to their ancestral breeding grounds somewhere in northern Santa Barbara county. The journey, which is believed to span some 50 miles across treacherous terrain and several county highways, is one of the most unusual mass migrations. Once thought to be only myth, the Nojoqui Tarantulas have recently been rediscovered and their great migration the source of scientific wonder and amazement....

These things are no joke, they're HUGE!!! This spider was bigger than a mouse... I have never seen a spider so big in my life.


kennykimdotcom said...

that's freakin' crazy. i don't think it's as big as the one from tne movie LOTR though. :)

How's the video comin along?

Annemarie said...

ARE.YOU.KIDDING????? Oh my goodness....I might think twice about visiting SB! Yikes!!

I don't know what I would have done.....but I'm guessing that it would have been similar to what you did, and I definitely would have had to get a picture!!

Heard you stayed in your Yurt for the first time the other night - hope that it went well. I hope to get to see you, and your new abode, when I'm there! :)

|| davidjay || said...

What! No way! I've never seen one of those in my life! You're just saying that to impress the ladies and why on earth would you "almost" run over it! Dude! I would've ran over it like 12 times!