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HBHoss 10-21-2008 10:06 PM

Annual migrations
 
Every year, around this time, the Tarantulas do their migration. Always an interesting site seeing those big hairy-arsed critters crawling about. Anyone else have critters migrating in their area this time of year?

Brakeman_Brewing 10-21-2008 10:10 PM

Ducks and Geese......mmmmmm duck jerky

HBHoss 10-21-2008 10:20 PM

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Germey 10-21-2008 10:26 PM

That's awsome. How many do you see in a day? How long does the migration last? Do you know where they are coming from / going to? Sorry about the 3rd degree, but I'm genuinely fascinated.
Gotta say, though, it's a damn good thing they don't do that down here or my wife would be locked in the bathroom with a can of raid for the entire season.

HBHoss 10-21-2008 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Germey (Post 909512)
That's awsome. How many do you see in a day? How long does the migration last? Do you know where they are coming from / going to? Sorry about the 3rd degree, but I'm genuinely fascinated.
Gotta say, though, it's a damn good thing they don't do that down here or my wife would be locked in the bathroom with a can of raid for the entire season.

It lasts a couple of weeks. I've not had one in the house yet, my brother walked into his kitchen and found one on the counter :D Depending on how far I drive I'll see 4 or 5 each trip walking across the road. I'm not sure on the reason for the migration but it may be that they breed here in the hills then head to lower ground for the winter, but I'm not sure on that.

beerthirty 10-21-2008 11:01 PM

We get Snowbirds migrating at this time of year. They are not pretty, they move slow, and they clog up traffic. I would rather the spiders.

HBHoss 10-21-2008 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by beerthirty (Post 909601)
We get Snowbirds migrating at this time of year. They are not pretty, they move slow, and they clog up traffic. I would rather the spiders.

:D I feel your pain. Living in a tourist area (Yosemite N.P.) it's h#$$ every summer.

EvilTOJ 10-22-2008 09:43 AM

I love watching the coconut migrations.

david_42 10-22-2008 02:20 PM

Ducks, geese, elk, deer, etc. Most of the small critters around here dig in or head for my attic.

GilaMinumBeer 10-22-2008 02:25 PM

When I was a lot younger my folks had a house directly across the street, on higher ground, from a graveyard. With the coming of each storm and winter season the tarantula's would seek drier, warmer ground.

Now I have never been afraid of a tarantula, at least not the mild mannered ones we have here, but waking up from slumber with a big hairy spider on your chest and seeing a half dozen eyes "wink" at ya is just creepy.


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