Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Tarantula Eating a Snake!

We were hiking a wash through some Colorado desertscrub and not seeing anything at all. It happens.

We did see some other usual big desert things though, the things that I would have gone wild for when I was a kid, and the things that I see people tweet about as potential desert nightmares when they spend 45 minutes in layover at the airport. Giant centipedes, giant spiders, giant scorpions – the usual crew. This one was cool though, in that on closer inspection, we had also found our one and only snake of the night.

See it?

Tarantula eating a threadsnake

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