In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Nurse Dee Reynolds cares for a little Colombian tarantula (Avicularia kolumbia), a native species of the South American tropical jungles, one of her 50 ... more 
In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Nurse Dee Reynolds cares for a little Colombian tarantula (Avicularia kolumbia), a native species of the South American tropical jungles, one of her 50 tarantulas at her home in Los Angeles. Tarantulas are the heaviest, hairiest, scariest spiders on the planet. They have fangs, claws and barbs. They can regrow body parts and be as big as dinner plates, and the females eat the males after mating. But there are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Damian Dovarganes
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:01 AM EDT