Watch Your Step…Tarantulas Are Migrating Across Arizona By The Thousands

Tarantulas aren’t the warmest or fuzziest creatures, but – like every animal – they serve a unique purpose in the food chain. Mating season has arrived for these non-poisonous spiders, which means they’re migrating across the southwest (yes, that includes Arizona!) by the thousands in search of the perfect partner. If you’re out and about and happen to spot one, don’t be alarmed – just watch your step, for the sake of both you and the spider. Here’s everything you need to know about the annual migration:

Have you seen any tarantulas around Arizona lately? If so, where? Tell us all about your encounter(s) in the comments, then check out our previous article for more Arizona bugs sure to send a shiver down your spine.