Thursday, September 8, 2011

R.I.P. Tarantula

Our pet tarantula died no too long ago. We found it in the house, "pregnant" with many little tiny babies on its back. At first I didn't know what they were; it looked like the spider with the strangest abdomen I had ever seen...until it started giving "birth" and the little spiders started coming alive, and little by little started coming off its back. It was a good thing it was found and captured before the babied hatched--the last thing we need is a swarm of tarantulas around the house. The kids and I would catch flies and moths and other bugs to feed it and its babies. They all ended up dying, though, and eventually, since I was busy and forgot to feed it, the mother tarantula died as well.

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