- Jul 4, 2010
I live in a remote rural region north of the town of Azua, on the Dominican Southwest. For some quirk of nature this place is oozing with tarantulas (cacatas), very large spiders usually the size of an adult open human male hand. Those found in the wild are left alone, however, those that enter our home encounter a tragic fate. Actually, I despise terminating them (last night three beautiful cacatas met their Creator). The local cacatas look like miniature hairy monkeys. I would like to start catching them, for anyone who would venture having them as pets. I just read that there are used as mascots in the US. Any cacata lovers in the DR?