2012 Image Gallery - This docil thing is the only spider (actually a Whip Scorpion) I've ever picked up voluntarily. When I was tike, my dad would throw big black rocks into the poor and I would swim down and get them (I was amazing). However, one time, during my formative years I swam down and picked up a rather squishy rock. It turned out to be a hugh Tarantula, quite dead, but I got to see its fangs. I've had trouble with spiders since. I'm trying.