Anybody have any idea what kind of spider this is?
What you’re seeing there is the underside of it. The top is black with oblong yellow splotches running down either side of its back.
I saw this fucker next to my light pole when I was unloading some shit out of my truck. The bitch-screaming was epic.
The finger comparison doesn’t do the size justice – my finger’s a couple inches in front of it and there’s no way in hell I was going to get it any closer.
In normal crawling mode its leg span is bigger that a silver dollar and when it’s stretched out it’s almost 4 inches from the tip of its back legs to the tip of its front legs. I’ve seen smaller tarantulas when I was in California.
I didn’t kill it because I want to show it to Woody when he comes over Friday to help me move a refrigerator. Besides, I’m out of buckshot.
Wait, I think I found it HERE. It appears to be a Zipper Spider, also known as a Garden Spider. This one must be on steroids.