Arizona is home to many dangerous and often poisonous animals and insects. Now, a nine-year-old boy who seriously knows his stuff has narrated a terrifying battle between an enormous tarantula and a tarantula hawk wasp on camera.

I suppose you would become an overnight expert if these creepy crawlies lived in your backyard.

Tarantulas are actually very docile creatures. Their bite is similar to that of a bee sting and isn’t a problem for most people. The sting of a tarantula hawk wasp, however, is the second most painful sting in the insect world!

The sting will not kill a human, but it will hurt a lot. Only an encounter with a bullet ant will offer a more painful experience.

“I felt excited to see it in action – it’s not rare that it happens, but it’s rare to get to see it happen right in front of you,” nine-year-old Cash said, crouching down to watch the encounter live.

I don’t know about you, but I think I’d rather keep my distance. Perhaps very quickly moving in the opposite direction would be a good idea, but this brave young boy stayed to watch the encounter in all its terrifying glory.