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Tarantula burrow

Theraphosidae

Description:

Opening approximately 3" in diameter. Neck 1.5" high, constructed of dried grass, stems and bits of manmade debris (remains of a food wrapper) . Deep hole. Pieces of wrapper attached to side.

Habitat:

In the middle of a coconut plantation on the mountainside Food wrapper from a nearby fruit growers shelter

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3 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

You're welcome, Viv :-)

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 5 years ago

Hi Scott. Thank you for the ident and link ... looks very much like it to me. Just glad I did'nt meet the occupant.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Hi Viv. I would guess this to be more akin to a tarantula burrow than a reptile's. It looks too engineered for a snake to me... See the relevant images in the pages http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthre... ___ http://www.travelknowhow.co.uk/?cat=10 ___ http://giantspiders.com/article22/

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

จังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช, Thailand

Spotted on Nov 17, 2014
Submitted on Nov 18, 2014

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