Large Wolf Spider
Genus Schizocosa

body length 1 inch

very large wolf spider

face of a wolf spider

wolf spider eyes
I thought this was a Tarantula when I first saw it on the wall but as I got closer I saw it looked like a Wolf Spider so then
it entered my mind it might be a rubber joke spider.  Well, it wasn't.  It was a HUGE Wolf Spider the size of which I have
never seen before.  I wish I could have taken it home (if it were legal) but I don't know that I would have had the insects
required to feed
it.  It let me get up close and personal and take pictures--what a docile creature.  Probably just ate
something and was too full to move.  With its legs out straight it was about 2 1/2 inches long.  Any normal person
would have run screaming out of the room.  I loved it!   Antelope Island. Carol Davis, 6-23-2009

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