there were 2 of these on my patio about 2 or 3 days apart. This one went under the wood on the back of the house. He did realize I was trying to take a picture tho.
The saw blade is about 3 inches
Tarantulas comprise a group of often hairy and very large arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. This article only describes members of Theraphosidae, although some other members of the same suborder are commonly referred to as "tarantulas". Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans, and some species have become popular in the exotic pet trade.