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  1. Tarantula Looks Like Where Lives Web Babies Enemies

  2. Looks Like • A tarantula has a narrow, gray body. The body is one inch in length. Most tarantulas have dark spots on the gray body. A tarantula has eight hairy legs.

  3. Where Lives • Tarantulas came from Italy. In the old days people in Italy thought that if a tarantula bit them, they had to dance for days.They thought the poison would come out in sweat. Tarantulas live in South America, North America, and Europe. They live in burrows in the ground.

  4. Web • Tarantulas do not spin webs. They run after their prey and jump on it. They kill it by injecting a poison.

  5. Babies • The female carries her eggs in a silken cocoon attached to the tip of her stomach. About 40 babies hatch. The babies are called spiderlings. When they hatch they ride on their mother’s back.

  6. Enemies • One of tarantula’s enemies are people.

  7. Something Interesting • In the old days some people thought that if you hung a tarantula around your neck in a nutshell you would be cured of diseases.