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Old September 14th, 2010, 12:18 PM
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Spider identification help?

anyone know what this is?
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Old September 14th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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anyone know what this is?
Some kind of orb-weaver...hard to tell from the photo...how big was it and where do you live? Where did you find it?

(And don't worry, it's not dangerous or anything)
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Old September 14th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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I live in southwestern Ontario Canada. The spider was approx. 2-2.5" toe to toe. Didn't want to get to close or try to relocate without first identifying it. Don't want to end up with a doctors visit.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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I'll have to snoop a bit for a better ID, but there are no dangerous spiders in Ontario (and it's neither of the two southern species which sometimes wind up up here). Unless you have a freak allergy to spider bites, at the worst you'll get an uncomfortable pinch and mild local reaction to a bite.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Holy crap ! I usually like spiders but this one ... looks a bit too much like a tarentula !
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Old June 20th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Yuck...my granddaughter just got bit yesterday by a spider.

Poor little baby has a swollen arm and face, here in Ohio we have the brown recluse spider...so she had to have a quick ER visit.

After Antibiotics and Steroids she looks a little better.
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why oh why did I look. ewwwww I hate those things
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Old June 21st, 2011, 10:46 PM
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I don't know what kind of spider it is, but I wouldn't mess with it. I got bit two weeks ago, possibly by a brown recluse, and didn't know a spider could do that much damage. From now on, I'm going to be leery of all spiders . Never did like them, but definately scared of them now.
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