Over the past few weeks I've seen a good few big brown spiders in the garden. Im talking.. 2 or 2.5 inches in size. Finally tonight, one of them made the mistake of getting into the living room. To avoid a seizure from my sleeping girlfriend, I quickly despatched him to spider heaven (sorry insect lovers, but she hates the tiny ones.. this lad would have her selling the house).
I got a photo with my phone but it isnt too clear. I know they're following the warmth inside but I can honestly say Ive never seen them this big. Global warming?
What are these species called? I presume they're native to Ireland.. Ive seen them before, just not with muscles.