Yikes … An Eight Legged Visitor

There was an Eight-Legged Visitor in my kitchen Monday morning. I captured him (or her?) from the floor and transported the big fellow outside. Here are some photos which don’t really show how big this arachnid is. In it’s arched running posture it is 2 1/2 inches across, the body and head are at least 1 inch long. If he were to be flattened he would be over 3 inches across. The green measuring cup hold 2 1/2 cups. Pretty big. There were storms before and after the spider took refuge inside. And I took the poor critter  back out.  Dunno if he/she (?) survived the heavy rains … and the birds.

Bear ..04.08.2014