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03-03-2010, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Cape Breton Oilers View Post
I have to move to Phoenix for a couple years in the fall. But I'm a neurotic arachnophic. How often would you see tarantulas or 'big spiders' in the city?
A friend of mine saw one sitting on his couch, 10 inches from his face. He was pretty freaked out! That house was in the middle of nowhere though.

I've never seen one outside the Phoenix zoo . I don't think they're common in urban areas. Same with rattlers. If you stay within the Phoenix metro area and don't get a house close to the mountains, you'll be fine.

The only scary spider I've seen in 10 years was a black widow in Antelope Canyon. That's it.

Scorpions, on the other hand, are very common.

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