Picture of what I believe to be a california wolf spider!
March 26, 2010
This is a picture I took in my backyard in Livermore, CA in the san francisco bay area. I believe it is a wolf spider and was about 3 inches from limb to limb. I hope this is a good example for your website!
Mike from Livermore, CA
Usually, with Wolf Spiders, we are very reluctant to try to identify the species, but in the case of your spider, we believe it looks like Schizocosa mccooki, a species BugGuide reports from California.