Who sat down beside her.
Tarantulas measure around five inches in length, eleven inches if accurately measured. See:
And she frightened (click/tap to enlarge photos).
Mr. Tarantula away.
Tarantula Hawks sting large tarantulas to the point of paralysis, and lay their eggs on them, which then feed on the paralyzed tarantula until it dies. Tarantula hawks have the second most painful insect sting in the world. This is the closest I have ever gotten to one even though they are here all the time. I happened to be sitting next to this one as it peacefully gathered pollen. Unfortunately I didn’t have my full zoom camera or there would be more up close detail.
Reflecting pool Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage.
Sunnylands Garden Rancho Mirage.
Cheers to you,
from The Holler~