Tarantula near the El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Most tarantulas are not poisonous, and despite the size of this spider, its bite is no worse than getting a bee sting. If a tarantula bites you, wash the area where you were bitten and apply an antiseptic ointment.Tarantulas (Mygalomorphs) are the largest species of spiders in the world. Although many people consider tarantulas to be hairy and scary, it may surprise you to know that some people love them so much that they keep them as pets, and some people even eat them for dinner.
The Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) is one of about 14 North American species of spikey-bodied reptiles called horned lizards. P. cornutum ranges from Colorado and Kansas to northern Mexico (in the Sonoran desert), and from southeastern Arizona to Texas. Also, isolated, introduced populations are found in the Carolinas, Georgia, and northern Florida. Texas horned lizards may also be native to Louisiana and Arkansas.