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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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Found a Spider.... what is it ?

Any ideas what this spider is ? It was around 3" and im in Atlanta, GA if that helps.


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"Scary beyond all reason" is what it is!
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Better of dead is what that is. Other than that, wolf spider with an egg sac maybe.

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I second the wolf spider with an egg sac. They look mean as crap and can get big but are essentially harmless
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Never did understand peoples fear/hate for spiders, but yeah wolf spider as the others have said.

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Could be a fishing spider too.

Leave it alone, they're harmless and will eat pests like roaches.

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looks to stocky to be a wolf spider to me
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They just look kinda creepy. The thought of one crawling up my back makes me want to jump out of my skin.

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I dislike spiders lol. Around here we have Camel spiders, they are not as large as the ones in the middle east but man they creep me out of my skin every time I get chased by one (they like your shadow and will follow you if you move). They look like a cross between a big nasty spider and a big nasty scorpion lol
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I dislike spiders lol. Around here we have Camel spiders, they are not as large as the ones in the middle east but man they creep me out of my skin every time I get chased by one (they like your shadow and will follow you if you move). They look like a cross between a big nasty spider and a big nasty scorpion lol
I've been chased by a vinegaroon spider before! I don't like to kill spiders just for showing up, but I felt differently about a spider that wasn't scared of me!
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Never did understand peoples fear/hate for spiders, but yeah wolf spider as the others have said.
It's called being human. I'm scared to death of spiders but I can go out and catch and handle snakes all day long. I know people that are deathly afraid of snakes but don't give spiders a second thought. Just one of those things I guess.

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Leave it alone, they're harmless and will eat pests like roaches.

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Huh ?

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I've been chased by a vinegaroon spider before! I don't like to kill spiders just for showing up, but I felt differently about a spider that wasn't scared of me!
lol yea the first time I saw one running across my living room floor the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I thought "what kind of hell spawn is this" all at the same time I was jumping on the couch screaming like a school girl at a Justin Beiber concert lol
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I have read that wolf spiders are one of very few things that will kill brown recluse spiders, so I do try to leave them alone in the garage or outside. Can't really let them go in the house though.
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I had one in my shoe. I felt something fuzzy and soft against my bare toes. Threw the shoe off and out crawled a spider like the one in your pic. I proceeded to be completely creeped out. Once I got my composure back, I chased it back outside. The whole time it wasn't phased. It sat on my stoop and I got a pic. Later it was ID as a wolf spider. Harmless. It could have bit my toes but it didn't.
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