What kind of spider is this that landed on me when I was working in my booster pump shed?

What kind of spider is this that landed on me when I was working in my booster pump shed?
Is it a tarantula? http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file '57053spider01.jpg
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On 08/18/2018 10:55 PM, Arlen Holder wrote:

Looks like one. It's a little early but in Arizona the males wander around looking for females in the fall. It's a little weird to be driving down the road and noticing a spider ambling across it. They can bite if provoked but they're usually docile.
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On 18 Aug 2018 22:44:19 GMT, rbowman wrote:

I apologize for the lousy picture. I'll take another shot in the daylight tomorrow with better lighting.
It landed on my shoulder and was walking around, while I was hunched over my booster pump motor ... where when I realized what it was - I involuntarily screamed like a girl!
It's a primeval feeling - spiders and rattlers ... goes deep into the core.
When it fell off on the ground, I agree with you that it was pretty docile. I don't think it wanted to bite me at all.
Maybe it was what was eating this snail? <
http://www.bild.me/bild.php?filew27441snail01.jpg
Where I've never seen a snail shell caught in a spider web in the air 3 feet off the ground and five inches from any wall or roof! <http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file “90313snail02.jpg>
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On Sat 18 Aug 2018 10:58:34p, Arlen Holder told us...

Given the size of that spider, it could probably carry that snail into its web rather easily.
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On 08/18/2018 11:58 PM, Arlen Holder wrote:

Probably. They aren't fussy and the big ones can even get mice and lizards. Other spiders are on the menu too so one well fed tarantula beats a tribe of brown recluses any day.
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In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:58:34 -0000 (UTC), Arlen

Amazing, isn't it. I did that once when I saw a mouse under the sink. Later I decided it was because I thought it was an enorrrrmous roach, and if I'd known it was a mouse, I wouldn't have screamed
So is it alive or dead in the photo?

Wonder Snail!!!
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On 19 Aug 2018 14:10:21 GMT, micky wrote:

Very much alive. I gave it water and a few bugs today. It didn't eat the bugs. It's picky I guess. Or not hungry.
A friend snaps pictures of spiders so it's his. I just have to get it to him.
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I did a google search for " spider identification " that returned several very good web sites - one was specifically for North America. ... then I got scared of the photos and had to stop. John T.
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... ss s ss S P I D E R S !
https://puppytoob.com/dog-news/mutant-spider-dog-tops-youtube-trending-2014/
John T.
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In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:25:15 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.ca wrote:

Once in high wchool looked out the window at a bush in front of our house and there was a big spider with long black legs and a big cream and pink body. I think it was cream colored with pink dots or lines.
3+ inches total across.
It stayed there for hours. I've never seen anything like it again, irl, a zoo, or the web.
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In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:14:09 -0400, micky

I looked at https://www.insectidentification.org/spiders.asp North American Spiders It is said that some three-quarters of the human population is intimidated by spiders in one way or another - about 3,400 species reside in North America alone.
91 spiders but none that look anything like the one I saw I know spiders all have segmented bodies, but this one didn't seam to. It's body was what I think is called an oblate circle. A circle that is moved 20% to the side, so it's 20% longer than wide
Althoujgh maybe I'm forgetting parts nad it was shaped like this, even though the colors are all wrong: https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Golden-Silk-Orbweaver
BTW, I've never used the word oblate before and I'll give myself 3 points if I used it right, one point just for using it. I googled and I can't figure out if I used it right or not.
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In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:24:50 -0400, micky

Not all spiders have segmented bodies, I realize.
Not Daddy Long-legs.

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In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:57:50 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.ca wrote:

LOL.
Arlen, where do you live, or wwhere were you when this happened.
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On 19 Aug 2018 14:11:23 GMT, micky wrote:

Silicon Valley.
Seems to be a California black tarantula (Aphonopelma eutylenum) https://www.google.com/search?q Κlifornia+black+tarantula
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In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 04:36:07 -0000 (UTC), Arlen

I thought it was too cold there for that.

See what I know.
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In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:55:31 -0000 (UTC), Arlen

I think maybe it is a tarantula:
https://www.jcehrlich.com/spiders/species/
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