This pale yellow spider’s legs protrude on either side, giving it a very distinctive stance. The thing is the size of a large dog.
Giant Crab Spider CR 1/2
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +2 (1d4 plus poison)
Str 10, Dex 15, Con 12, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 12 (24 vs. trip)
Skills Acrobatics +10, Climb +24, Perception +4, Stealth +10 (+25 when stationary); Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics, +16 Climb, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth (+15 when stationary)
Environment warm or temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3-10)
Giant crab spiders are dangerous ambush predators that live in dense forest vegetation. Though crab spiders are not web spinners, they are truly gifted climbers and use this talent to clamber up into places where they can observe wide areas from on high. Named for their curious scuttling walk and wide-legged stance, giant crab spiders are rarely larger than a typical adult halfling.