Mating tarantulas bring visitors from across U.S.
Hendrik Sybrandy
North America;United States of America

It’s a phenomenon that’s caught on in just in the past few years: people from all over the U.S. come to S.E. Colorado at this time of year to observe tarantulas “migrating” during their mating season. 

Just before sunset every evening, male tarantulas emerge in search of females whom they attempt to lure out of their burrows. 

Visitors, now lured by the La Junta, CO tourism office, drive and hike in search of the world’s largest spiders in the vast Colorado grassland. 

Check out The China Report, our new weekly newsletter. Subscribe here!

Search Trends