. . . . this morning. Hmmm. Lovely, no, for an arachnophobe like me?
I tell you, this cat is one dead kitty (spider is already a goner, although it did move a little bit. But with 2 legs missing, it's hard to get around).
I cannot find any information at all on this species on the web, but my guess is a Lebanese tarantula . All I know it’s one of the Theraphosidae family, but that’s where the story ends. It could be a Chaetopelma olivaceum or an Idiops syriacus , but I go for the first. These are the only two types of tarantulas we have in Lebanon.