This is the biggest spider I’ve ever seen in Northern California. It is somewhere between brown and gray. The tips of its legs are a lighter color – almost orange. It appears to only have two eyes. It’s legs are a little hairy. It’s abdomen is not hairy as much as velvety or felt-like. It has the basic body-shape of a classic ‘tarantula,’ but I have no idea what it is.
Do you know what this thing is? Did you find a similar one? If so, please comment.
It’s frustrating that google results for searches related to this totally fail. There seems to be no comprehensive online resource for identifying bugs. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to identify bugs with the internet and gotten nowhere. So far, it just can’t be done I guess.