Ok, ok it wasn't that big..... I will say it is one of the biggest spiders I have EVER seen. Top 5 for sure maybe top 3. These pictures don't do the size of this monster justice..... Here Mom these are for you. I saw this thing when I was walking home from work on Friday talking to my Mommy on the phone. she verbally got to hear the whole experience as it happened. I think it went something like this. "Wow what is that Holly-Molly that thing is Frekin HUGE! Oh my Lordy I have never seen a spider so HUGE.........LOL"