I suppose that's my thoughts when it comes to tarantulas.
When you think of tarantulas, you squeal either because you think they are gross or just plain terrifying. What exactly is gross about them? They have 8 legs? Because their so large? The fangs?
Which is more terrifying, a 6" spider from a 6' persons point of view, or a 6' person from a 6" spiders point of view? LOL
A tarantulas venom, although it can be very potent in some species, is kind of like being stung by a bee. Granted, it hurts like heck when it happens, it may burn and swell but in a day your back to normal.
Lol they arn't looking for a way to attack you, much like your horse, but if you do something to scare it or something just plain stupid, then survival kicks in and your likely to get bit (or kicked or run down by a horse).
So anyway, these were once my babies. These are some of the better pics that I had taken. Really this is just a thread to show the pictures but I suppose after having owned them, I just don't understand peoples fear of them anymore.
I actually purchased a 6" tarantula as my first spider just to get over my fear. You think differently when something depends on you for life. Granted I had 6 clips on the cage and a cinder block because I was SOO terrified it might get out. After a couple of weeks of just watching it, feeding it, and watering it, you kind of realize that they arn't as scary as everyone tries to imprint into you. After you get over your fear, you think back and kind of laugh that you were THAT afraid of a bug!
Anyway, enough of that..here are some of my pictures =D. I unfortunately lost quite a few on my old computer =*(.