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What type of spider is this? - Eucteniza relata

What type of spider is this? - Eucteniza relata
New Braunfels, Comal county, South Central Texas County, Texas, USA
October 7, 2009
Size: about 2 1/2 inches
My youngest son and our dog found this spider today in our garage. We have not seen anything like this. It is extremely aggressive. It rears up on its back legs when it is approached from the front.

Moved from Mygalomorphs.

Appears to be a Eucteniza sp, probably E. stolida, but some better pictures of legs 1 and 2 would help with an ID.

Moved from ID Request.

Not an expert -
but I believe that this is a mygalomorph spider ("tarantula") of some sort. Although it may appear aggressive, it is not a dangerous spider at all unless someone tries to pick it up with their bare hands or corner it, in which case it might pinch someone's fingers. It's probably very scared of you! :)

Not to mention the irritating
Not to mention the irritating hairs! I'd rather get a pinch from the fangs, rather than get those flung in my eyes!

Not this one.
I am pretty sure this will turn out to be a male of one of the trapdoor spiders, and they do not have those irritating hairs. This image may be too dark to ever get a concrete ID (no pun intended given the substrate:-).

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