Subject: Is this a tarantula?
Geographic location of the bug: Sebastopol, CA
Time: 02:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My husband was getting ready to ride the GranFondo bike ride in Santa Rosa last weekend and saw this huge spider by his bike shoe. What is it and is it dangerous?
How you want your letter signed: Spiders in Sebastopol
This is indeed a Tarantula. California Tarantulas are not aggressive and they are not considered dangerous.