LAND OF EXTREMES: Facts and myths about spiders

Marcie Landeros investigates a tarantula burrow with U.K. military personnel. COURTESY PHOTO

The lands of the Imperial Valley are truly one of extremes, and offer a daily challenge for those who look to call it home. For those who brave its wilds for recreation, it is often a matter of survival.

This is especially true for those in uniform, who come to the Imperial Valley from around the world to train and understand what it means to exist in a desert landscape.

LAND OF EXTREMES: Facts and myths about spiders

The black widow spider. COURTESY PHOTO

LAND OF EXTREMES: Facts and myths about spiders

A desert recluse spider. COURTESY PHOTO

LAND OF EXTREMES: Facts and myths about spiders

 A tarantula in its underground burrow. COURTESY PHOTO

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