This furry tarantula was sitting beside my front door when I arrived home last night. He is definitely a big specimen! Did you know that tarantulas can regenerate lost legs? And they have a cat-like claw at the end of each leg that helps them climb? These are very interesting creatures.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: