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10-02-2004, 18:36
A few photos from a recent trip to the Henry W. Coe park in the hills south of San Jose, CA:

1. http://www.pbase.com/hwyhobo/image/34476454
2. http://www.pbase.com/hwyhobo/image/34476453
This one took a trip up my arm:
3. http://www.pbase.com/hwyhobo/image/34476457

10-02-2004, 20:40
Nifty! ^c

10-02-2004, 20:44
What'd ya take the pics with? Are the Tarantula's in the wild?...

10-02-2004, 21:54
Originally posted by rhikdavis
What'd ya take the pics with?Olympus 3040. A bit passe by today's standards, weak zoom, but still works okay.Are the Tarantula's in the wild?... The first two were. It was a challenge to get a few inches in front of their faces and have enough time to position the camera and allow for the shutter lag. Patience is recommended.

The third tarantula was in a cage. The ranger pulled it out and let me play with it a bit. It was very furry, light, and it felt a bit like a touch of a cat rubbing lightly against you as it passes by.

Tarantulas don't bite unless in self-defense or for food. As long as you're gentle with them, they're of no threat to you.

10-04-2004, 11:08
Tarantulas give me the willies. I don't like spiders.