Subject: Big Spider
Location: Georgetown, California
June 3, 2017 11:05 am
A few days ago my sister brought me a spider to identify. She lives in a wooded area above Georgetown, Ca. She thought it was a tarantula and I thought it was a wolf spider. **I did not kill the spider** It escaped the container it was in and I found her(?) body today. I had originally wanted my sister to take her(?) back to the mountain area where originally found. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
This looks to us like a male Tarantula. We suspect your sister encountered him when he was searching for a mate. Male Tarantulas are much shorter lived than females.