“No, I Did Not Kill It.” – Friday Photo

Craig is to spiders what others are to snakes. For him, and my friend Brandi, “The only good spider is a dead spider.”

Yesterday I spotted a Oklahoma Brown Tarantula. Craig, and Brandi, it was not at the house. It was crossing the road. From a safe distance in the Jeep, I took this shot from out of the car window.

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“Wicked Walking” – Copyright 2014 Todd Littleton

One would not see most spiders but it is hard to mistake one this size. It may have been Tarantula I saw as a young boy. It would not have been in the theatre but instead on TV.

Years later, I would meet a friend that kept tarantulas as pets. Scott had a closet in which he kept these arachnids. It was a bit creepy but he would take them out and let them crawl on him.

What I saw yesterday was a Oklahoma Brown Tarantula. Or, according to this article it may have been from Texas or Missouri. If you are wanting to keep them as a pet, consider this,

They are good natured spiders that require very little space. The Oklahoma Brown Tarantula is one of the calmest and most handleable tarantulas being kept as a pet. They are quiet, easy to care for, and are an ideal species for a beginner. They have a long lifespan, with males living about 7 – 12 years and females up to 36 years. (from, Animal World)

We will not be keeping one for Cohen or Max.

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.