What spider could this be?

It’s pretty big, maybe about 2 inches

The entire body was black

The abdomen was brown

No spots anywhere

Legs are kinda thin

Legs are black and lighter at the ends

No stripes on legs

Abdomen was pretty round and not long

Is was not hairy so I do not think it’s a tarantula

If it helps I saw it late at night, and it’s been raining out. Also I am in SoCal 

I took some pics but it was dark out and my flash is broken so they’re not great

I tried upping the brightness with photo editor

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5 Answers

  • 8 months ago
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    That is one of the trap door spiders, Yea, a bit like a hairless tarantula.

    Both Infraorder Mygalomorphae.

    Common for them to get washed from their home in rain. This being autumn, males are wandering looking for mates.

    SoCal,,this might be a California trap door spider, or one other common to coastal California.

    Unlike docile tarantulas you have, these are a bit quick to set of defensively and bites are a bit painful. People do keep them though, even handling.



    Another common to you:


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  • 8 months ago

    Trap door spider. Those spiders can even put tarantulas to shame in terms of eeeeeeeeeeeek.

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  • 8 months ago

    That is called a squish it with a shoe

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  • 8 months ago

    It appears to resemble the California Trap Door Spider.

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  • 8 months ago

    Sick with cold. Squish. All set n better. :)

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