On returning home last night after work, I discovered this personable creature on my walkway. While not the largest spider I have seen around here, it certainly wasn't a small one.
Suddenly, I'm glad I don't live on the ground floor.
However, because it is getting colder around here, this little fella wasn't very responsive. Oh I nudged him to see if he was alive (yes) but his movements were slow. So naturally, I decide to take his picture. Captive audience, meet captive subject.
Anyway, judging by his size, I figured he has already done this community a huge service by eating the mosquitoes, hornets and other insects that are in the area, so I let him live.