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Wildlife department: Brown tarantulas most commonly seen in Oklahoma in September

Posted: 11:06 AM, Sep 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-06 16:06:23Z

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation shared Thursday morning that September is one of the most common times of the year to see brown tarantulas in Oklahoma.

The department says this species of tarantula is one of the most docile, and is most commonly seen in Oklahoma in June and September.

Females usually hide during the day, while males wonder in search of them, officials said.

The tarantulas will feed on any live animal they can catch and overpower them, including large insects, officials said.

The bite of a brown tarantula is said to be no more harmful than a bee sting.

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