TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ULTIMATE SPIDER HUNTER

TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ULTIMATE SPIDER HUNTER


Winners from 2007 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ULTIMATE SPIDER HUNTER (UK, 2006, 52 min.)

Tarantula expert Martin Nicholas, a British water treatment engineer by day, is searching for the world’s most amazing arachnids. In the Arizona desert he encounters Tuscan blond tarantulas as well as spiders with telescopic vision and creatures spraying concentrated vinegar. In Mexico he discovers the legendary golden orb-weaver, which produces the world’s strongest silk, and a blind tarantula deep in a cave. In the jungle of French Guiana, he annoys the world’s most dangerous spider and uncovers the biggest spider on earth, the goliath bird-eater, with a leg span up to twelve inches. In addition, he meets a pink-toed tarantula that can both skydive and walk on water. Produced by Rupert Barrington, Granada Wild with Thirteen/WNET. Best Presenter-Led Film.

Introduced by Deborah Rothberg, Public Programs Coordinator, National Museum of Natural History.

Shown as part of the program on 3/16/08 Winners from 2007 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, along with SAVING LUNA, SHOWDOWN AT ELKTOWN, GALAPAGOS: BORN OF FIRE, and NATURE TECH.

Ticketing/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

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