Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I took this picture of this large gray fellow on the ledge next to my front door last weekend. I don't know much about spider species but I'm sure you can help me out.

Good thing I got his picture on Saturday, as I spent Sunday dodging tornadoes. Another great picture here. Alas, I didn't see the funnel clouds, but as near as I can tell two of them straddled us. We came through fine, just a little hail on the deck.


LabRat said...

Beyond "some kind of Lycosid", I got no clue. But big, fast American spiders that stride around looking as though they're wearing the pelt of the last mouse they killed generally are from that family.

Steve Bodio said...

Yeah, I was going to say "Lycosa", wolf spider-- same Greek root for wolf as "Lycanthrope" for werewolf. Beneficial, but they bite.