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Claremont, CA (Google, OSM)

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Called animal control because I didn't want to kill it, they said that it is a naturalized species and to throw it in a field.

Jul. 30, 2012 15:57:42 -0700
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Posted by samthetall about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Mexican redknee tarantula - Photo (c) Tarantuland, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sjl197's ID: Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma smithi)
Posted by sjl197 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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If your location is Claremont, CA, then clearly this is an escaped/released pet, and certainly is neither a native nor naturalized species. Clearly the uneducated animal control person was not somebody you should be taking advice from.

Posted by sjl197 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Mexican redknee tarantula - Photo (c) Tarantuland, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma smithi)
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