Every morning I go out to my back yard and sit with my coffee.
I usually stand in the doorway until my cat comes in and I ALWAYS look around for spiders. This is something I made a habit of while living in a rural area of Corona CA. It is just something I always do since I hate spiders so much.
This morning I did just that, stood leaning against the doorway while my cat came in. I stepped down to the step and looked back to see that my cat was in before I shut the door. EEK!! this spider was exactly where I was leaning on the door frame. He was all curled up and so I thought OH MY GOSH, I was leaning on him!! I immediately got the spider spray and sprayed him. He stretched out just like this and so I knew he was not dead, just faking. I sprayed until he fell to the ground and then I stepped on him squishing him.
Get the picture?...I was freaked out!
The thing is last year I saw a spider like this on a bush outside my bathroom window and it was interesting to see it build a web. I kind of gained an appreciation for the intricate work it did. That is all fine.... ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WINDOW!!
This is a Hobo Spider. Very poisonous! Their bite can decay flesh and cause loss of body parts if not treated right away. They mate in August and like to hide in boxes or dark dry places.
I don't know what this spider is but creepy for sure. He even has the traditional Halloween colors on.