What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Unknown spider ( very pretty )
November 30, 2009
About a year ago i found this spider on my back porch. I tried google-ing it to find out what type it is, but i didn’t really find anything. I understand if you can not get back to me, but thank you for your time. The spider is about the size of post-it note, and i think it is very pretty. =]
A. Hamel
Naples, Florida

Huntsman Spider

Huntsman Spider

Dear A. Hamel,
We have a bit of extra time today, and we are catching up on a few random letters from the past few weeks.  This is a Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria.  It has a worldwide distribution thanks to stowing away on ships and naturalizing in port towns with a mild climate.

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