ok, I saw the BIGGEST spider I have ever seen in person yesterday. I snapped this pic on my phone, but it looks disappointingly small - I don't know how to control the zoom on the phone, and although I was close to it, it showed in the viewfinder like I was far away. Anyway, his body alone was about 1.5 inches long (that's BIG for a spider, right?!), and his legs and all made him span about 4 inches or so I'd guess. Incredible. Incredibly gross.