Thimble Tarantula

This particular spring day we saw 4 tarantulas en route to Thimble Peak. One friend finally decided that he should allow the tarantula to crawl down his head and onto his back...

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EricChu

EricChu - Apr 29, 2010 6:12 am - Voted 10/10

Brave...!

...that wouldn't quite be just my cup o'tea! That "Viech" just has a couple creepy crawly long legs too many for my liking...

hans.schenk

hans.schenk - Apr 29, 2010 10:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Brave...!

You are telling me! I held it in my hand for several seconds, but then dropped it when I freaked out. My friend however wanted it on his head! He is from South Africa and maybe a bit braver than the rest of us...

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 29, 2010 10:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Brave...!

Eric,

"Rest assured, no tarantulas were harmed in the filming of this SummitPost Route."

Ok, Hans...no way. I think tarantulas are neat to look at, but would not let one climb on me, as your friend did.

On night backpacking down in the Grand Canyon without tents, I left my sleeping bag to go take a bio break and, upon my return, in the beam of my headlamp, was a tarantula running around our uncovered sleeping bags.

Think I slept well that night?!?!?!

Sarah

hans.schenk

hans.schenk - Apr 29, 2010 12:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Brave...!

I am with you! No way would I be sleeping either!

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Apr 29, 2010 1:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Brave...!

When I did the Grand Canyon, we took a lightweight tent only for fear of tarantulas...

rdmc

rdmc - Apr 30, 2010 10:46 am - Voted 10/10

Yikes!

The only way I like seeing these is via pictures!...

Sarah, I'm pretty sure I would not get any sleep either.

Just thinking about one of these crawling on me is enough to give me nightmares...

:0)

Lolli

Lolli - Apr 30, 2010 12:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Tarantulas

are not known to have ever produced any human fatalities...
you'd survived.


hans.schenk

hans.schenk - Apr 30, 2010 3:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tarantulas

They only LOOK scary...

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