Advertisement Many times since I have lived here in the desert I have heard of people claiming to have seen massive spiders while on walks out in the drylands all around the city. Kamloops is very deserty and dry and we even have cactuses. It is extremely warm here and we only get snow for about 1 month of the year, if that. Well this year two people have captured wild tarantulas here and last year a whole bunch of scorpions were caught that were two inches long. One tarantula was captured by a student near my university in an area I commonly walk around in and another was caught by the guy that runs a local exotics store. This was caught down near Kamloops Lake. I havent seen them yet but I will be checking out both sometime this week. I am excited.