O_o that is one big spider. I'm not a huge fan of them, though I do love nice tarantula. I have 6 pet millipedes though, and think they're gorgeous XD so fluffy!
I don't see many spiders/large creepy crawlies in my area. Just neon dragonflies, bananna spiders (occasionally. Those are huge!), baby alligators, and LOTS of snakes. Eeesh. Just last week I killed a 3 foot long Copper Head that decided to make camp in our feed room. The biggest we've ever found was a 5 1/2 foot copper though, and he killed one of our yearlings >.>
Add that to the coral snakes, and I'm just not a huge reptile fan anymore XD