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Mexican redknee tarantula

Brachypelma smithi

Notes:

Like most New World tarantulas, they will kick urticating hairs from their abdomens and their back legs if disturbed, rather than bite. They are only slightly venomous to humans and are considered extremely docile, though, as with all Tarantulas, allergies may intensify with any bite. Picture take at Artis, zoo of Amsterdam.

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2 Comments

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

They are but watch out for their hair, it'll give you a nasty itch. ;)

They look soft and furry...

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 19, 2012

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