I got to handle a tarantula for the first time ever at the Portland Metro Reptile Expo! Courtesy of South Sound Reptiles (I think)! I don’t remember the species. :c
As someone who’s handled lots of cockroaches and large(ish) beetles, I was expecting something scratchier and heavier, but they’re so light-footed and dainty, I couldn’t even believe how cute it was.
AS: thats a Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula! and yes they are so light you can barely feel them walking on you!
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