Picture ID 100911

Picture of unidentified spider

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I live in Oregon in the Willamette valley and my neighbor found this spider as she was doing some weeding. It was between a couple of stone slabs seemingly underground or nearly so.

This video doesn’t so it justice - it was very large. The largest spider I’ve ever seen in Oregon. I looked up all known species of spiders I could find for the area with no luck.

The body is flat (in the middle) with a very large abdomen. It wasn’t especially fast but very hairy legs and long web spinner feet (don’t recall the official name)

Research shows that it looks closest to a mouse spider or a funnel web. Neither was supposed to be native to Oregon. I know funnel webs are also deadly venomous.

Please help me identify!

I have additional video/picture if needed.

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  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2020
  • Photographed: Mar 22, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Salem, Oregon, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Under rock, log, or debris
  • Found in web?: No
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Actually it’s a Antrodiaetidae or trapdoor/folding door spider. I wouldn’t worry, it is very uncommon to be bitten, and if you are it shouldn’t be worse than a bee sting.