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WestonCarrie
 
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Carrie
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10/18/2021 2:03pm
Catlover is right about sneaking up behind them with your net out - as long as they don't see you, you can creep up on them, even from the side.

The biggest problem with catching the tarantula/scorpion is finding them in the first place!  I made a concerted effort over the past four or five days to catch them, as I rarely, if ever, saw them for most of June and July.  One night, I played for three hours and saw only one tarantula and two scorpions!  And, you only have ONE chance at catching them when you see them.  Fortunately, I managed to catch a tarantula last night, so I only have the scorpion left.

As for the banded dragonfly, I was very fortunate to be standing by the river, getting ready to cast my net when I saw a banded dragonfly hovering next to me.  I quickly switched to my net, swung, and caught it - pure luck, I know!  I hope the petaltail will be as easy.
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Bangalash
 
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Good guide Ruce.

Some points are a bit in accurate though.

But still, it is great.
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Catlover341
 
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Joseph
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12/18/2020 12:40am
Yeah. Whever I hear Tarantula, I never find it and *SPLASH!*.

Out of nowhere. Whenever I'm doign that cliff trick I never fidn them and they jump! But when I hear a Scropion I always find it and do the trick right.
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twilight_wolf
 
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You
ACCF Town
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8/13/2010 12:29pm
""Now, it’s all about timing. The bees will make their way toward you, and with perfect timing, you can swing your net just in time and nab one (the rest of the swarm will fly away).

This is much easier to do if you run to the left or right, because you then have more space between you and the bees.""
okay, I've caught lots of bees before, and I can give you two tips about it.

first of all, don't run to the side. Run north, then when you take out the net you automatically face down.

Also, the erratic bee trick:
run north, make sure you have another wieldable item in addition to your net, be it another net, an umbrella, a tool, whatever. Now keep pressing left and right alternately on the Dpad to switch between your net and another tool. As you do this, the bees will circle around randomly instead of rushing at you. when they get close, swing at them.
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Vampess
 
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11/1/2015 7:01pm
How can you follow a dragonfly at a reasonable pace

Especially the banded and petaltail; they've usually flown off my screen before I even realize they're there. I tried following a petaltail, but it kept flying over the river, until eventually it disappeared in a wooded area.

The one I caught seemed to be leisurely flying back and forth, and I was very lucky to catch it.

On that note; I do think dragonflies are mainly around water. Real dragonflies lay their eggs in the water, so they are often seen there. In AC, I've seen a couple of dragonflies far away from water, but not nearly as many as I've seen near any type of water
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animalgirl231
 
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11/27/2011 8:35pm
Great Guide!! It answered ALL of my questions!!
except for one....hahaha sorry! but i hope you can answer it for me!

Can you catch a bee when your gate is open or a friend is over?
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Ruce
 
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Callum
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2/7/2018 9:23pm
I'm not sure about catching bees while connected to Wi-Fi. I don't think you could, though, because they don't let scorpions or tarantulas out either.

But it would be funny to watch somebody getting stung by bees.
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animalgirl231
 
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11/27/2011 8:35pm
haha yes, yes it would!!
haha yeah I was thinking the same thing. Im sad you cant catch tarantulas with a friend though, cause Ill never catch one by myself, Im too scared. ahaha

Thanks for the answers, and AWESOME guide! Helped me much!!
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Nintendolover13
 
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Bret
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8/5/2009 4:09am
wow now i feel lucky, i caught the petaltail because it was just floating very slowly right in front of me   but i still need to catch that tarantula lol
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shinekid
 
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7/19/2016 9:52pm
You wanna know how I got my scorpion? When it was on a bridge. 0_0
Its tail was facing toward me...so I just snuck up behind it and caught it. I stayed up on the 4th of July until like 1:30 to get it though.

Catlover, Remember when we couldnt find the petaltail and we looked for THREE HOURS?! I hear the chances over WiFi are the same as when not on WiFi. =O
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retamapark
 
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10/14/2009 3:58pm
Ramp MYTH!? I did that and it worked perfectly!
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Catlover341
 
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12/18/2020 12:40am
I agree. This guide does have a few erroes in it. I even provided some picture of it working.
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Ruce
 
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Callum
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2/7/2018 9:23pm
The only possible error I see in the guide is the ramp thing, which many people have said is possible.

If I try it again, and it works, I'll ask a mod to edit it out. But until then, it's still a myth.
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Catlover341
 
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If you was standing RIGHT at the edge it won't work. You have to step hack a tad from the cliff then swing.(It lands past it)
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Ruce
 
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Callum
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I kept moving further towards the edge, and it didn't work all the way there. Eventually it worked it's way around the wall and stung me.
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Catlover341
 
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Joseph
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Step back a bit, don't walk agest the edge. I'll get a youtube video.
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stinkybobinky
 
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5/23/2010 3:37pm
Thank goodness!  I've caught bees in my old town, but now I can't get any of them!  I search and search all the time, but they never appear anymore...  Well, they do, but for some odd reason they're impossible to get my hands on.  
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Takyato
 
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8/7/2009 9:29pm
I was attack by two scorpions when I was looking for beetles last night.
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mandym287
 
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3/23/2015 12:07am
stinkybobinky, my technique normally works, you just need to time it right: How I managed to catch the bee was to switch my items with the contol pad until my net was out when they are in front of me and swoosh!  A bee!  To escape from them, just run and when they start catching up run in a small circle and keep running away, repeat this until you reach safety.  It doesn't always work though.

As for the banded dragonfly, I caught it by trapping it in the northeastern corner of town.  and my sister, she just caught it over the ocean 6 times in a row!!!!
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mandym287
 
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I think  it would be super funny if a tarantula was around in wifi (if it would happen)  attack the guest and then the host catch it. They would say, I caught it, I caught it! ha ha!

And that's the reason that tarantulas, scorpions, and bees aren't around during wifi.  Where would the guest poof to when they get stung by a scorpion?
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zang1d4
 
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I caught my first when I read this.Ive never been KO,they jump
in rivers
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Nintendude64
 
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Great guide! I always have trouble catching dragonflies for some reason, I'm still hunting the Petaltail Dragonfly. I'd like to make note though, that I have caught a Scorpion using the "cliff method".
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White_Chao1
 
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Thanks, I caught the bee =D
I saw one tarantula while taking pictures. xD I left it alone though, since I didn't care at the time.
Now I do.. D=
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Angelwing
 
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Great guide Ruce! I actually caught a bee with your method! I was so happy!....until my little sister turned the Wii off....
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supergreg123
 
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I have no luck with these Scorpions and Tarantulas.  I was walking by the beach and then I saw a scorpion on the beach.... facing the ocean....  
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