Advertisement I happened to be out Central California a couple weeks last month. I took the opportunity to look for some tarantulas. South East of Salinas Roadside Habitat I stopped the car at the above pull over and found this little juvenile in less than 30 seconds. Aphonopelma sp. juvenile returning to burrow The below adult was found maybe 20 miles away from the above tarantula. I found several in this area, but this is the only one that I photographed. The sun was high and bright and the entire roadside had been burnt of vegetation. It is a horrible photo, but the only one I have. I spent only ten or fifteen minutes in the area as I was on the way to the airport and didn't want to miss my plane. Aphonopelma sp. adult - This is probably the skinniest tarantula I have ever found.