Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

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1 Years Ago

September 6, 1923

A friend of the Times writes the following account of an occurrence in the western hay fields: "While working the hay four miles west of Carlile, Hazel McDaniel and Wain Meglemre found one of the largest tarantulas ever seen in this section. The spider was quiet until they drew up to examine it, then it jumped and both had a narrow escape from being bitten. It was killed and is now in the possession of Wain Meglemre." The tarantula is a poisonous spider from the tropics, and if one is found in this latitude tit is undoubtedly imported with fruit.

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