Author: Tung
•Saturday, February 21, 2009

First thing first: I don't recommend handling Tarantulas, especially Old World Tarantulas. Their bites can mess you up. If you do handle a Tarantula, it's at your own risk.

Cameroon Tawny Red Baboon Tarantula (Hysterocrates gigas) is known to be defensive, fast and defensive (double defensive!). One outside of her tank, my H. gigas calmed down a bit, enough to be handled. What you did not see in the vid is 10 seconds after I pressed "Stop" recording, she went back into her usual self. Gave me a huge adrenaline rush!

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