Saturday, August 21, 2010


Rabidosa rabida, also known as the rabid wolf spider, except they aren't really rabid - just HUGE!!

This is the biggest one I've ever seen.  Nobody in this household would volunteer to hold him in their hand while I took these pics, so I put him in this glass dish and inserted my fingers into the field of view for scale.

We found him in our garage today and it is a mystery to me what he might have eaten in there to have grown so large.  How long does it take a spider to grow to this size?  The house is only six months old!  I suppose he may have grown outside and migrated in.  If so, it musta been a tight squeeze.

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