Oklahoma Brown Tarantula -- Tallgrass Prairie Preserve; Pawhuska, Oklahoma: Before arriving at the Tallgrass Prairie near Pawhuska, Oklahoma I stopped in Wichita Fall, Texas to see my aunt and second cousins, so I did not arrive at the prairie until almost sunset this evening. Once I arrived in Pawhuska, I went directly to the prairie to check out the flowers. I am a little early, though flowers are in bloom. The next two weeks should be great flower photography here on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.
While driving out of the preserve I saw a large insect, bug, something crawling across the road. It looked like a spider, but it was huge. By the time I stopped I was a hundred feet past it, but backed-up to check out the "something." To my surprise it was a tarantulas. I had never seen a tarantula in the wild before. It was moving fast and I had interrupted its evening outing. To keep the interruption to a minimum I grabbed the iphone and took this snap shot. I placed a quarter beside the tarantulas for size comparison. This was sooooo cool!