State sports creepy new attraction: Hundreds of fist-sized tarantulas!

Colorado has several factors for which people know it: Politically it’s totally pro-abortion after lawmakers specifically deprived the unborn of any rights whatsoever. It’s all-Democrat in the government so it’s far left, and it even has a gay governor.

For tourists, there are the mountains and ski slopes, and lots of days of sunshine. Rafting and hiking are popular, and a major export is beer. The economy is so-so and housing prices are skyrocketing.

But it now has, according to a columnist, an attraction that’s not much publicized.

Perhaps with reason.

It’s that soon there will be hundreds, no, thousands of huge, fist-sized, tarantula spiders crawling across its countryside.

The column by Spencer McKee, a content and operations staffer for OutThere Colorado, is in the Denver Gazette.

He starts out with a warning to “keep those tents zipped up at night.”

Because the “storm of tarantulas” is coming and it is “sure to shock unwitting campers…”

“Every year, thousands of male tarantulas start marching around the southern part of Colorado, typically from late August through October as summer nighttime temperatures cool,” he explained. They generally appear in southeastern Colorado around the end of August, and roam throughout September.

A second southwestern wave will appear later.

“These fuzzy fist-sized arachnids creep around on a quest to find a mate and after mating, they’ll die – typically at the hands of their mate or due to cold weather,” the column said.

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