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Tarantulas in Southern Colorado

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Oklahoma Brown tarantulas seeking mates this time of year in Southern, CO Oklahoma Brown tarantulas seeking mates this time of year in Southern, CO
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This is the time of year in Southern Colorado when the Oklahoma Brown tarantula is out and about looking for mates. 

There are five different types of tarantulas found in the southern half of the state, and the majority of those in the Pueblo region are the Oklahoma Browns. They can measure as large as 1 3/8 inches or longer with a leg span that can reach 5 1/2 inches in some cases.

This type of tarantula rarely bites according to experts, and when it does it lacks the venom that is harmful to humans. They do have stinging hairs on their abdomen that can be pushed into predators, or the hands of someone holding them. 

Diana Lewis Bivens shared this video. 

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