I opened the door to let Betsy in from the backyard. There on the sill of the door is one of the biggest spiders I've ever seen outside of being a pet. HUGE, about 3 inches or so at least. :wildone: Now normally when they're outside, I tend to leave them alone. But this one is sitting on the darn sill......and last time I tried to shoo one away I wound up with it inside. Uh, no. Sooooo, I squished it. Even squished it's awfully big..........you know how they curl up when they die, it's still lots bigger than most spiders we usually see around here. omg It was blackish brown with reddish orange stripes leading from it's back down toward it's legs. And it was rather hairy. eww Travis was so stunned he snapped a picture of it. http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd204/Lisaisqueen/EEK/hellspider.jpg Let's put it this way, when I first saw it I was trying to figure out how one of my Halloween spiders got there until it moved!