Tarantulas are carnivores witch means they eat other animals or insects. They mostly eat insects, but they also like frogs, toads, and mice. To catch food they burrow into a pile of fall leaves. When their pray crawls by, they pop out and bite them. The venom paralyzes the prey. For humans, the venom is weaker than a bee sting, but it hurts a lot.

They carry their eggs on their back, and can live mostly for 30 years.  Another interesting fact is that when they lose a leg they can grow a new one.

On October 23,2010 I went on a run in the hills with my family. On the way back, my mom said, “Let’s look for a tarantula” and just then we found one crawling on the trail.  My sister let it crawl on her hand. It was really cool!