I spent the afternoon yesterday cornering this little guy on our apartment's back patio. I'd say he was about the size of pencil eraser, including the length of his legs, and no bigger! For about 20 minutes he stared at me, fleeing back into his hole under a wooden plank of the porch every once in a while when my 100mm macro lens and 25mm extension tube crowded his space a bit too much for comfort.
I'm glad he wasn't as big as he looks in this picture!
Does anyone know what type of spider this is? I'm guessing a type of Orb Weaver... or a grass spider? Comment below!