Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lurking in the Shadows...


We went to the Utah Museum of Natural History yesterday. I found this fellow in the Bug display - a big, hairy tarantula. Tarantula's natural habitat is in the dessert. When it is hot, they burrow down into the ground to take shelter from the heat. This particular tarantula lives in a little case with his own special burrow. You can press a button to light up the shadowy haven and get a glimpse of the big creepy spider. To get this picture I pressed the camera up against the glass while holding down the button for the light.