What kind of spider is this?
My girlfriend just freaked out at one that looked like that. Just under 3″ including legs. charcoal color, leathery looking. Not shiny or hairy. This is in Haywood County.
That’s a Fishing Spider in genus Dolomedes, I can’t see it well enough to tell which species. They’re good at sticking to vertical surfaces. They aren’t dangerous to humans, they’re actually really interesting animals, I recommend looking them up. I watched a pair of them patiently fish on a rock in a brook. They put a couple of feet in the water to feel for vibrations that feel like the right prey. It’s like how we ignore nibbbles and small hits when we fish with a pole, waiting for the feel of a solid strike.