SAN ANTONIO - Are you a fan of spiders or bats or how about some pumpkins?
All those iconic symbols of Halloween are found right here in Texas. But here are some facts on those spooky critters that you may not have known about.
A tarantula is one of the most ferocious looking spiders on Earth, but there isn't much to fear.
A tarantula is large and eerie looking, but according to Molly Keck, an entomologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, says they are actually very docile and rarely bit.
“The exceptions are when they paralyze their prey to eat it — or they may bite if threatened,” she said. “But though their venom can paralyze an insect or very small animal, it rarely causes a severe reaction in humans.”