Guess who's back? Back again.....Shady's back! So ...I dumped him out of the shoe onto the deck twice. Both times, as soon as I put the shoe down he hopped right back in. He ain't leavin'. Better than a scorpion I suppose. Lesson learned: don't leave your shoes outside. duh.
Say hello to my little friend. This is a Mexican Red Rump Tarantula. She is not venomous to humans and is very shy. She can shoot those little red hairs at anything threatening her. While that can wound and kill birds and lizards it's just itchy and annoying for us. I got pretty close and she didn't try to shoot me FYI. She often eats her mate after doing the deed. She lives 25 years and males live around 5. You're welcome.