Returned to the aptly named House of Reptiles, where I once wore a python as a boa.When I arrived, the clerk was feeding raw meat to this alligator, which was as creepy as it looks.
But today's New Thing was to hold a tarantula.
I was surprised to discover that it wasn't creepy at all. With her soft, furry coat, this spider was almost cuddly.
Carl Sandburg was wrong--it isn't the fog that comes on little cat feet, it's tarantulas.