Here's something you don't get to do every day!
This is Rosie the tarantula, who is really one of about 30 Rosies in the stable at The Butterfly Pavilion. Rosie hangs out in a room full of creepy-crawlies, most of them behind glass, and thankfully so. Hissing cockroaches and giant centipedes? Yeeccchhhh.
But Rosie's pretty cool, and you get sticker for letting her march across your palm.
I got some nice shots of butterflies, too. I'll post them later.