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What kind of spider is this hideous, and horrifying thing…
June 3, 2010
I work at an animal shelter in SW Michigan. Its the beginning of summer, and we came across a VERY large and dead one of these about 3 weeks ago. SInce then, an officer has spotted another one in our garage in the same area we found the dead one, and then we found this bugger also in the same location within this last week. Most of our employees, myself included, are terrified of spiders. I would truthfully rather be face to face with a vicious dog than face one of these bad boys. We are all wondering what kind it is. We first thought it was a Wolf Spider, but a friend suggested your website and said it could be a Huntsman.
Thank You! Julie Barber
Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo County Animal Services

Fishing Spider

Hi Julie,
We believe your spider is a harmless Fishing Spider.

Harmless you say?  Perhaps I will continue to go to work afterall…
Thanks!  Our staff will be quite relieved!

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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