Everything's Bigger in Texas ... Including Spiders ...
Take a look at this 8-legged monster crawling up the exterior of the patio door of an apartment in San Antonio if you have any doubts.
On Friday, June 19, Ken and Teouna Thomas, who relocated from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to San Antonio last fall, were shocked when they noticed the gigantic arachnid. “I saw my husband’s face, and he was like, ‘Oh, my God, what the heck is that?’” Teouna told a reporter.
They were both immediately concerned about their 12-week-old puppy that was outside at the time. “We could see him trying to sniff at it several times as it moved up the door,” she added. To keep the dog from trying to eat the spider, or vice versa, Ken Thomas grabbed a plastic food container and went outside to capture the beast.
Once the creepy-crawly was safely inside the container, they called the office of their apartment complex and an employee came to fetch the terrifying intruder, which, he told Mr. and Mrs. Thomas he released into the wild.
According to experts at the local zoo, the spider is believed to be a relatively harmless Texas tan tarantula, which can have up to a 6-inch leg-span. However, if this spider has no more than a 6-inch leg-span, then the windows in this particular door are unusually small.
Sources: Daniella Genovese, Fox News, June 25, 2020; Michelle Ewing, KOKI, June 25, 2020; and KSAT, June 24, 2020.