I was ecstatic at our first sighting. The mighty critter below was decidedly out of place on our little patch of green. I thought the experience a novelty. Days later we stumbled across three to four tarantulas a day. Guess they are looking for mates. Who would’ve guessed there’s a tarantula mating season?
An interesting tidbit: Female tarantulas can live up to thirty years. That means some of these wandering ladies have been living on the mesa longer than any current human occupant. I wonder what they think of their new neighbors.