Monster at the door
Every once in a while, you get the opportunity in life to see something that others will never see. Tonight my wife calls on my way home from work.
“There’s a huge spider on the porch! It’s as big as a tarantula!”
Of course she was exaggerating…. so I thought. I told her to save it in a bottle. When I got home, I found a freaked out mother and kids that were a little anxious…. and a big old massive wolf spider (we think).
So after Emily left to go to a volleyball game, I broke out the spider to get some picture. Check it out! Click the pix for the full size. They are fun!
that doesn’t look like a wolf spider to me http://www.wildutah.us/h_spdr_wolfwebai_cld.html
(though i understand that utah has three or four types of wolf spiders)
maybe it’s a funnelweb spider: http://www.wildutah.us/h_spdr_10906drpr.html
you can check out a list of utah spiders with pics here: http://www.wildutah.us/index_spiders.html
then again, it kind of does look like this wolf spider: http://amazingnature.us/spiders/wolf_spider.html#ws
what ever it is, it’s freaking huge. did I mention I hate spiders?