When Bonnie Martin’s routine was interrupted on a recent October morning, the sun wasn’t even in the sky yet.
It was a normal start to the day at Martin’s home in the Northwest Hills neighborhood of Austin. Martin’s daughter went outside to leave for school, and that’s when it happened.
“She came running in about thirty seconds later and was screaming at me ‘Oh my god there’s a huge spider,’” Martin says.
When Martin ran outside, she saw a large black spot above the garage door. This spot had eight long legs and was moving slowly. It was a Texas-sized tarantula.