November 10, 2014 2:03 pm
Hi, I found this spider outside while I was stacking wood. It’s pretty big, about the size of a silver dollar or bigger. I was wondering what it was and if it was venomous.
You encountered a Fishing Spider in the genus Dolomedes. They have venom, but they are not considered dangerous to humans. Fishing Spiders are generally found not far from water.