And here's who Teresa's looking for! It's Thelma, the Texas tarantula! Tarantulas are VERY misunderstood. Like all spiders, they are venomous, but they very seldom bite, and Thelma's venom is designed for killing insects. She isn't dangerous to humans at all. She eats insects and does no harm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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