I did not want to hijack the other thread here about why spiders bite humans here:
But this morning as I was reading that very thread I noticed a rather large spider on the wall right above my computer desk. Here is a crappy cell phone picture. I could try to get a couple more, he’s not going anywhere today, but is not invited to Thanksgiving dinner:
I was doing some deep cleaning yesterday in anticipation of Thanksgiving company, so maybe I disturbed it or maybe it came in from outside. The picture shows it in a jar and the jar is atop a quarter for size reference. Body is about 3/4 inch long. The rear body is covered in fine velvety black fur. The legs are a reddish amber color and are not hairy. The thorax is the same reddish amber color on the rear half and changes to black towards the head. He has 2 large palps or whatever the sex organs are called. And he seems quite pissed in the little jar. There do not seem to be any chevrons, fiddles, etc kind of markings.
My location is the very NW corner of Oregon. And I have noticed these spiders occationally for many years.
I have looked at pictures of spiders and don’t find a good match. Most of the Hobo spider pictures show hairy legs with sort of stripes around them.
Any suggestions as to what I’ve got here?