"I am a spider who few have seen. You won't find me in a feild guide or on your back screen. I'm compact and hairy, ever so scary, like a jumping spider from a bad dream.
I'm fat and black, or maybe brown. You won't ever see me on the ground. The forest is my choice of home, and I always always wander all alone.
My size is large, between a quarter and a half dollar. 13 years ago Darcie saw me and let out a hollar!
My abdomin looks to be dipped in red or gold, but my hairness prevents this from being too bold. Michigan is were I can be found, up in the trees, scurrying around."
Anyone know this critter? I've been looking for an ID ever since I first saw them.