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Big spider

Postby Ky hills » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:37 pm

While in Oklahoma, last week, wife and I went to a park, and on the way driving up she saw a big spider crossing the road in front of us. There wasn't any other cars around so we pulled off to get a loser look ( can't believe she did that cause here at home she hollers for me frequently to come get rid of a spider). While taking a picture of it, it turns and comes toward us.
We go back to the car, and it was still coming toward the car. I was wanting to figure out some item to put beside it for a size reference, but when it changed course and come toward us, we decided to not bother it anymore. I would say that legs and body all would cover up a jar lid. We see on very rare occasions large brown ones that size. Saw one while pulling tobacco plants in Magoffin County KY several years ago. I had just moved and put my hand down on the ground next to a big brown one, it just sat there for a bit and moved along
Does anybody know what kind of spider this was?
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Re: Big spider

Postby dun » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:30 am

Looks like one of the jillion types of tarantulas
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Re: Big spider

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:40 am

Photos look like they were taken by google earth... ya shoulda parked a buick alongside it, so we coulda saw just
How BIG it really was. :tiphat:
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Re: Big spider

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:37 am

KY Hills,

Looks like a wolf spider. There are several species (Hogna sp.) in Kentucky and some are the size of a silver dollar. The larger species come in different color phases. I could not enlarge the picture but it looks like a wolf spider.

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Re: Big spider

Postby dieselbeef » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:27 am

me too...we got banana spiders..those are big..that wolf looks like a baby to me
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