This has been an epic year so far for Tarantula's --- iv seen about 5 on bike rides and just as many driving my car,
It' so cool that I live in a place that has these guys - they are very cool and very exotic looking, when I first moved out to colorado from michigan I did not know that they even existed out here but my particular area is a mecca for them.
It was 90 degree's today so I knew they would be on the move come dusk so I threw my camera in the car and headed out to find one - about three miles later here he was --- he made it all the way across highway 50 - both lanes and had only one (very dangerous) foot to go before safety so I parked a little in the road and waited for him to cross.
many don't make it to the other side due to traffic.
This guy was pretty big - don't let that line on the road fool you - it wasn't in the middle of the road - it was an extra thick sideline that had ended due to it leading to a side road, this guy was about as big as my hand minus an end knuckle if he spread out and I wear a large glove - he was about my hand and half a first knuckle just as he was.
They crawl at a lumbering pace but don't let that fool you -- they are very fast if need be...