Trapdoor Spider found on our Porch

Trapdoor Spider on our Porch
Found this guy on our back porch tonight. He’s just a bit larger than a quarter — perhaps the size of a half-dollar. We think he’s a trapdoor spider, but it’s unusual to see one out and about. They normally hide in their hole, behind a trapdoor, waiting to snatch prey as it passes by. So no telling how he ended up on our porch — perhaps something ran him out of his lair?

Here he is from another angle: Trapdoor Spider on our Porch

Sydwyk von Bratnyk

Sydwyk von Bratnyk
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality. Never fully understanding the necessary plan…"

"The Once Again Prince," Separate Lifetimes by Irving Townsend