Is there a rise in tarantula sightings in San Antonio?
SAN ANTONIO – Is it just us or has there been an increase in people seeing all kinds of different critters in the San Antonio area this year, including tarantulas? Just recently, one KSAT viewer sent in a photo of a Texas tan tarantula that was crawling up a patio door, and another viewer from New Braunfels sent us a photo of one walking down their sidewalk. (pictured above)Huge spider greets family new to San AntonioWe reached out to entomologist Molly Keck from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Bexar County to ask about the seemingly more-frequent sightings. She tells us this time of the year is normal to see tarantulas active as the males are out looking for females. People in San Antonio may think they’re seeing murder hornets, here’s what they really are“As it heats up and dries out, the tarantulas will leave their burrows and search for moisture,” Keck said.
Huge spider greets family new to San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Teouna Thomas and her husband moved to San Antonio about eight months ago from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and last week they got a huge surprise. Courtesy: Teouna Thomas (Teouna Thomas)They called the front office of their apartment complex and a worker there said she would take it and she later released it back into the wild. KSAT 12 asked the San Antonio Zoo for details about the arachnid and the ectotherms team believes it’s a Texas Tan Tarantula, a common species in Texas. Stay away from these dangerous critters in San Antonio and South TexasThe experts at the zoo tell us they are harmless to humans. People in San Antonio may think they’re seeing murder hornets, here’s what they really are