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Aptos, California: Big Furry Spider

Sits beside a road in the woods, at the base of a redwood. Decorated for holidays. Equal parts cute and horrifying.

Oak Ridge Rd, Aptos, CA
At the intersection of Porter Gulch and Oak Ridge Rds. Turn off of Soquel Drive onto Porter Gulch Rd (next to Cabrillo College). Follow Porter Gulch about 2.5 miles through the woods, to Oak Ridge Road. The spider will be at the base of a tree to your right.
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Giant Furry Spider

She's still there for us all to enjoy! Her costumes have changed, but she is still lovely to behold.

[Hayley Brentmar, 05/18/2019]


Giant Furry Spider

A giant, creepy spider resides at the base of a redwood tree, deep in the forest -- approximately four feet across and two feet tall. Be sure to feel his soft fur, which is even more disgustingly wonderful when it's sopping wet from the rain. His fur has a striking resemblance to the bark of the redwoods that surround him.

For a special treat, visit during a holiday when he is often adorned with festive decorations (perhaps by anonymous neighbors). Under the cover of night, enjoy his red reflective eyes!

Legend has it that first he appeared after Halloween in approximately 2016. Originally locals speculated that he may have been destined for garbage pick up. Luckily, he was spotted by a Good Samaritan and dragged off of the road to his current location, where he remains to this day.

[Hayley Brentmar, 02/23/2019]

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