Colleen M. Griffith Photography : Photo Keywords : mount diablo : Ready to Pounce
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This is a photo of a wild tarantula that I found prowling the trails of Mount Diablo State Park in California. Yes, even tarantulas have a mating season - so every September the mature male tarantulas come out of their burrows looking for love. If you walk slowly, and look closely, you can find them. Since these are wild creatures, I don't recommend handling them because they can be a bit unpredictable. However, I'm told by at least one tarantula expert in the area, this type of tarantula isn't known for aggressive behavior. You can see a collection of all my wild Tarantula photos by going to www.colleenmgriffith.com/Galleries/Flora-and-Fauna/Spiders