This lovely lady (probably a lady cause_she_ is_ so_ big) lives in Southern Missouri burrowed under stuff in glades. Fear not, I was only capturing her photo and gently replaced her rocky roof immediately.
Sadly, I can’t reveal her exact location due to potential poaching. A big old softie when it comes to people she’s typically non-aggressive. But like all tarantulas boasts fangs and venom used to subdue and gooify her prey.
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Commonly called Missouri, Texas, or Oklahoma tarantula, Aphonopelma hentzi females can live for more than 30 years! Learn more here.