A couple weeks ago, I walked out into our backyard. As I was going around the corner of our sunroom, some movement on the ground caught my eye. That movement was a tarantula! I was startled, but not completely surprised, we do live in a desert. We called my sister to bring her kids down and everybody came to look at our tarantula.
To get a closer look, we had the tarantula walk onto a paper plate. Then Zac, who is 12, came and picked the large spider up. After looking it over, we put it in a plastic jar. Sarah took the tarantula to a science teacher at her school to keep in his classroom.