Night Creatures

red tarantula on the ground

A tarantula with a red abdomen was living in a burrow in the ground.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002

spider on its web between 2 trees


Tarantulas come out at night to hunt insects and small lizards. This one had legs that spread as far as the fingers on my hand.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002.

blond tarantula

This blond-colored tarantula walked on the ceiling above the door to our room at night, hunting moths attracted to the light.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002

blond tarantula straight on view


In the daytime the blond tarantula slept on our window sill.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002

coatied

Coatimundis like to eat tarantulas, small snakes, lizards, big insects, and other creatures that live in leaf litter.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002


marmoset


We found this Marmosa watching us from a branch.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002

marmoset

The Marmosa was tiny, which is why they are also called Mouse Opossums.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002

greg looking up in the rainforest at night


Greg looked up to see a large spider in her web just in front of his face.
Photo Credit: Jacalyn Willis, 2002