There Are Swimming Tarantulas In Texas And It’s Terrifying

Have you enjoyed spending time outdoors while the weather was warm this year? Perhaps you are the type of person who likes jumping in the swimming pool or maybe even going to a state park and swimming in the lake.

If you happen to fall into that category, we have something to share with you and it’s not pretty.

Photo: Youtube / Big Bend Ranch

The video was taken at the Big Bend Ranch State Park, located on the Rio Grande near Presidio, Texas. It shows a small pool of water, which isn’t out of the ordinary but what is striking is the giant tarantula swimming through the water. It appears that it doesn’t have any difficulty swimming at all!

That’s bad enough, but the video is even more terrifying!

Did you know that tarantulas can "swim?" With their legs acting as paddles, they can row across water. Happy Halloween!Close up photo of a tarantula at the Ranch in the comments. #WildWednesday

Posted by Big Bend Ranch State Park-Texas Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Looks like it may be time to try some indoor activities the next time the weather is warm.

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