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Scared of spiders? Watch out at this popular recreation spot

In this image from Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, a tarantula is pictured at the Peninsula.
In this image from Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, a tarantula is pictured at the Peninsula. Twitter screen shot

Beware Folsom Lake visitors: It’s tarantula season in the area.

A tweet from Folsom Lake’s twitter account on Saturday showed a large tarantula in the grass.

While tarantulas may be intimidating and creepy-looking, they don’t pose a huge threat to humans, according to the National Wildlife Federation. Tarantula venom is not toxic enough to harm a human.

According to the Bee’s Cathy Locke, one of the common species of tarantula inhabiting the Folsom area is named after Johnny Cash.

Chris Hamilton, a researcher at Auburn University, said he has handled thousands of the tarantulas and has never been bitten.

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