Tarantula migration expected to move through Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — State wildlife officials say thousands of tarantulas are expected to start their annual migration through the state soon.
The Gazette reported Wednesday that the migration is expected to begin this month through early October.
Agentssay the Oklahoma brown tarantulas migrate through La Junta, about 175 miles southeast of Denver.
Scientists say the majority of the spiders are 10-year-old males looking to mate with females hidden in Colorado’s grasslands.
Agents say the peak time to view the migration is mid-September near Comanche National Grassland south of La Junta off Highway 109.