They’re Baaaaaack

Around here September is tarantula month. You’d think it would be at the end of October, but they have a mind of their own. For those who are new to the blog, we have our own species of taratulas-the New River rust rump. We love them-even She loves them and nobody could have predicted that. They’re actually harmless to dogs and peeps and eat the things we don’t like. One year, one even made it into the kitchen somehow and was on the center island-I guess our cooking isn’t THAT bad.  We ushered it outside where it could snack on the truly nasties like scorpions. This guy or gal (I can’t tell the gender of a tarantula and I imagine it only makes a difference to another tarantula) walked right up and said “Hi”. I guess he wanted to see the new saguaro arm.

SAM_0900 SAM_0899We haven’t seen a scorpion in a while so the spiders must be doing their job.


About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

32 comments on “They’re Baaaaaack

  1. Whew-woooooo, no tarantulas or scorpions here!

  2. And around this time of year, Crabby won’t leave the house in the evening hours, when the arachnids are most active. Me, I name them!

  3. Hip, hip arrooooo for the tarantulas! We love spiders in this house. Not the webs that get on everything…but the spiders are okay. We usually have a couple up on the ceilings. Anything that gets rid of flies and mozzies are HER friends, so we understand about the scorpions.

    Saw on the News that there’s a push to eat bugs…especially scorpions. Just an idea. Millions of tarantulas can’t be wrong.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Well it has hair on it’s back, why don’t you ask it the secret as to how to grow hair.
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Our little hoomans are frightened of spiders but our Mummy isn’t too bothered either way ^_^

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  6. Oh yikes Kyla I was just off to bed, now’z mez neffer gonna sleep’z xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Yeah, Ma says you can keep your big, hairy, scary SPIDERS!!! Holy crap!!! Nope. She don’t care….she don’t like em’, any of em’. She knows they do good, she doesn’t wanna see any of them!!! YIKESSSSSS!!! She says she’s gettin’ the willy’s now, she gotta go…..yuk. Give her a good ole’ fashion snake any day!!
    Ruby ♥

  8. That is one HUGE spider, but he’s alright, takin’ care of the bugs!

  9. Okay, that would scare me to pieces. I know people have them as pets, but I just couldn’t pull that off.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

  10. AndI thought we had some strange creepy crawlies here…we do have the Golden Silk spiders that get pretty big but nothing like this beastie…Very impressive and just a little bit scary…you’re a brave one Kyla

  11. Just a friendly guy huh??? We have never seen those round here!!


  12. Spiders and Snakes Oh My!!! You must be a brave pupper.

    Aroo to you,

  13. oh. not me. I think I’d rather have your tarantulas than my black widows, though. The peep found some in two places at my house. yikes.

    So, two questions: where’d you get that nice leash with the tape instead of the cord? The peeps have been looking for one for the longest time (since They left the good one with the tape on top of the car and drove off during one of Our trips to the beach). And two, is that astroturf I see underfoot? I think I remember you’ve got astroturf at your place.


    AroOO, Stuart

    • Yes, that’s astroturf. Now there’s a product called K-9 grass (K9Grass.com) which supposedly doesn’t do what this does-get really hot and unusable in a heat wave. I haven’t personally tested it in Arizona.

      I’ll get back to you on the tape. It’s been almost 11 years and the thing has performed flawlessly. It was either at Petco or Petsmart (I love those places-there’s dog food spilled on the floor in places the big dogs can’t get to). I think they have some online. If you ‘re still stuck, we go by Petcos and Petsmarts routinely and can get one for you.

  14. Hmm, I had mistakenly thought all tarantulas are dangerous to humans! We don’t have them around here, so I am largely ignorant about this topic. But glad they are safe for you 🙂 Congratulations on the video 😀

  15. Oh my dog…mom is NOT a fan of spiders butt she says that if you say they are harmless, she believes you.
    Wally & Sammy

  16. He can pick them up and let them crawl on his arm-no problem except for the tickling from the feet.

  17. Wow that’s incredible. Daddy used to have a tarantula, but it committed suicide on the heatpad lol

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