What’s that, you say? You’d like a closer view?
PS: I think this is a desert tarantula (not positive). While I was looking it up, I found this passage:
“A species of wasp, known as tarantula hawks, attack these tarantulas, and if successful, inject their victim with poison and paralyze it. The wasp then drags the tarantula back to its nest and places it next to its eggs. The tarantula can often live for a few months in this paralyzed state, until the eggs hatch and then eat the tarantula.”
I had the heebie-jeebies, now I just feel sorry for it.