So last night my wife comes in from “last call” with the dog and says that there’s a huge spider outside.
She was right. Effer was HUGE.
That’s a 12″ square paver, for scale.
I got brave and went close enough to take this one:
That abdomen is about the size of an acorn. When I got in close, I saw several tiny spiders crawling under the big one (baby spiders hitching a ride on momma?). I blew on it, trying to see if it was dead.
It jumped, and so did I. I stepped on it and then came inside to change pants. Not sure my Glock would have been effective on that beast.
So, what kind of spider was that? Should I be concerned about all the little ones? My son in just about to start crawling….