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Male southern trap door spider. smooth and hairy black with two brown spots, approx 1.5 inches (guessing it’s a male because what I looked up said that females usually are not out wandering around, but in July the males are traveling to locate female burrows)
Gravel area in forest
This is so exciting. This is my second trap door spider in my whole life, and both were this July. This one was moving slowly so I went and grabbed a tape measure to get an idea of his size. Also since he was pausing I was able to get photos close enough to see that this one has brown dots that I did not see on my first one. Either because of being closer or a different angle maybe.