|Photos by Ned Harris 8/28/2013|
Carol [Tornow] and I patrolled this morning [8/28]. It was very hot but we had some interesting encounters. We first observed the Tarantula Hawk and watched it go down the hole seen on the right of the image. Then the Tarantula came slowly out of the hole with its abdomen straight up in the air. I assume it had already been stung but was not yet paralyzed.
Tarantula with its abdomen straight up in the air. It never moved from this position and likely was fully paralyzed by the time we departed.