Feb 8, 2010

Shouldn't Get So Large

Spiders just shouldn't get so large that they can straddle something made for human hands. Seriously, this spider has a potential leg span of 12 inches.

They're known as huntsman spiders, giant crab spiders, wood spiders, or rain spiders. I know them as brown-out-in-my-pants spider. Thankfully, they've already been assigned its scientific name (Sparassidae), because the name I use doesn't translate well into Latin.

Photo source: Skye Auer

7 comments:

Rosewolfkin said...

oh what a beauty! hello cutie!

Angela said...

ICKICKICKICK. (running away screaming)

Malkavian said...

With all those legs I bet they fry up crispy

Anonymous said...

Is a huntsman spider the same as a wolf spider? We used to find one of those trapped in our bathtub about once a month and had to lure them out with a piece of paper for release to the wild.

*G*R*U*N*T*I*L*D*A* said...

Oh just look at that charmer...

Antikythera said...

Huntsman is the same as a Clock Spider. :)

(My word verification says 'wellitza'. As in, wellitza huge hairy spider.)

T. M. Cain said...

Awww, all the better to hug you with!