Tarantula crossing the road in Culp Valley. Thanks to Arachnologist (spider) expert Chris Hamilton for identifying this as a Aphonopelma eutylenum. One of three species of tarantulas in the park. Aphonopelma eutylenum. It’s a mature male out wandering. October (fall) is prime mating season. (Photos: Sicco Rood)

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