In Northern California, hikers are on the lookout for bugs, big hairy bugs. Tarantula mating season is here, reports Correspondent Jodie Hernandez of CBS affiliate KOVR-TV in Sacramento, Calif.At Mount Diablo State Park, tarantulas are on a mission. As they climb the park's hills, they search for their sweethearts. But female tarantulas are not the sweet submissive type.
After they mate, male tarantulas are history, since they end up being eaten by the females.
Beyond this aggressive trait, park ranger Carl Nielsn says that tarantulas overall are not dangerous and that the best time to spot them is early morning or late afternoon as they do not like to receive much sun.