redwood spiders? need info

mouse

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my cousin told me about something called redwood spiders. she lives up in westport, ca, by fort bragg. now since i moved up here, i want to get some info on them. anybody know the actual name of them or has a pic or sizes?
thanks
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Gigas

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From 5 mins of googling and looking at a few pics there seems to be 2 species described as red wood spiders, one a large red spider resembeling araneus diadematus, another is a sort of Gnaphosid that does not build webs but instead hnts on the ground and supposedly gets 2 inch legs spans (suspect)
 
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