It is not dead, but it seems to have decided that maybe it should try playing dead to get me to leave it alone. I was not sure where this spider preferred to be, so I put it on a dandelion in the lawn. I checked back later and it was gone, though I did notice a silk line from the flower to the grass. Some days later I saw a much larger version of this spider with a web on an alder leaf at Totem Park, so maybe that is a preferred habitat.
Location: Hillcrest Drive, Sitka, Alaska