Picture ID 108903

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: May 29, 2020
  • Photographed: May 29, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Raleigh , North Carolina, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
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My girlfriend just freaked out at one that looked like that. Just under 3″ including legs. charcoal color, leathery looking. Not shiny or hairy. This is in Haywood County.


That’s a Fishing Spider in genus Dolomedes, I can’t see it well enough to tell which species. They’re good at sticking to vertical surfaces. They aren’t dangerous to humans, they’re actually really interesting animals, I recommend looking them up. I watched a pair of them patiently fish on a rock in a brook. They put a couple of feet in the water to feel for vibrations that feel like the right prey. It’s like how we ignore nibbbles and small hits when we fish with a pole, waiting for the feel of a solid strike.