Dysdera crocata. I have never in my life seen such a pissed off spider. I took this thing out of a busy parking lot where it would have definitely been killed, and I was rewarded with an attitude that would put an OBT to shame. Ungrateful.
@Arachnophoric Seriously! It's fangs are the same size as on my 2 inch P. sazimai molt, but this thing is half the size in legspan! This is exactly why I always bring deli cups with me when I go out, so I don't have to deal with fangs like those
@NYAN If this thing popped out of a jack in a box, I might legitimately run
@Jerry Try Taco Bell parking lots, that's where this guy was
I'm impressed. I looked it up and they are actually distributed all over the world, even in Europe, even in my area, though 'extremely rare'. That would explain why I haven't ever seen one. Now I need to go find one. Where's the next parking lot?
@boina I see them very rarely myself, but they've always been much smaller than this one and have not once given me a threat posture like this one did (many, many times! ). Aside from parking lots, I might also suggest looking in places where many terrestrial isopods would gather. They're apparently willing to eat more than just isopods, but I seem to recall the last time I saw one was at my work where Porcellio sp. and Armadillidium sp. are in particular abundance.
@Beedrill When looking it up, I originally thought it may have been Trachelas tranquillus, but once I realized how massive it's chelicerae were, I realized what it actually was. They're still scary looking when their fangs are properly tucked away, but with his fangs out in that threat pose, I was genuinely intimidated