Tarantula mating season is here

Why you don't have to worry about spider mating season


Tis the season for tarantulas!

The hairy, eight-legged creatures are looking for love as their mating season kicks off in California.

The male spiders are expected to be out in force as they hunt for female spiders to mate with. The creatures may seem dangerous if you get in their way, but experts say you have little to fear: They have good sized fangs but rarely use them on humans.

After mating, the male spiders die off in a few months, while the female spiders give birth to hundreds of offspring.

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