Sunday, June 01, 2008


this little guy was hiding in the backyard yesterday. i ended up picking up his home (an old tarp laying on the pavement) and he went running. i'm pretty sure he's a huntsman spider. he was pretty little for a huntsman though (his body was only about 2 cm) but he could be still growing. unfortunately i couldn't get him to stand on an off white cloth we had outside (he'd run across it but wouldn't stay on it-- i think he knows where he camouflages better). huntsman spiders are one of the few spiders around here that aren't really poisonous (just minor swelling and a bit of pain). there are some HUGE ones (especially out in the country) but the city ones are relatively small and harmless
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