@keepcalmandcarrieunderwood submitted:

@keepcalmandcarrieunderwood submitted:

I poured some coffee down the sink and this feller came crawling out of the drain none to happy with the shower I gave em


Looks like a Giant House Spider (Eratigena duellica), which is an introduced species from Europe [link] which arrived at shipping ports on Vancouver Island, Canada in 1929, and has been moving steadily inward (reaching Seattle by 1960). According to bugguide, is is primarily present only in BC (Canada), WA, and OR (US), although with citizen science becoming more prevalent, we will likely see that it has spread even further. There are many reports of this spider in much of the US on iNaturalist, but very few of them have been verified (and many may be misidentifications of similar, native spider species).

Thank you for sharing your handsome friend!

September 6, 2018