This (not a) tarantula lived in our bedroom for about a week before El Jefe accidentally stepped on him. Yes, accidentally. I had tried to remove him by slipping a piece of paper under him but he escaped every time.
Crucial Update: This spider is apparently not a tarantula! For anyone whose life was adversely affected by my misidentification, I deeply apologize. hahahah
I'll admit that for me, formerly, spider + big + hairy = tarantula. I thought it looked kind of skinny for a tarantula but my mistake. Readers make me work so hard but I'm happy for the correction and appreciate that readers keep me on my toes.
The commenter said it was a wolf spider. However, after I looked it up, I don't think that it looks like the wolf spider photos that I found. It looks more like a Brown Huntsman. It was about 4 inches in length and from what I've read, wolf spiders are generally smaller, though there may be a special Honduran version of wolf spider. Here is some of what I found:
What's that bug?
Sparassidae: Huntsman Spider
Another reader sent me a photo of a tarantula he found on his wall last week along with a funny tarantula story.
Any comments from spider experts would be welcome. ;-)