Picture ID 134347

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

The spider is about 2 inches wide.
It runs sideways like a crab. It's very fast.

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  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 15, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: THE VILLAGES, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
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You got the ID with your description, Giant Crab Spider! He’s also known as a Huntsman, Heteropoda venatoria. BTW, I highly recommend visiting Flat Island Preserve, It’s only a few miles from The Villages. I went there in a cold snap this time of year, but still saw interesting plants and animals. The goal of the place is to only have native species. It’s also an archealogical site. Right now is your best chance to avoid mosquitos. The site is like a tropical desert island. It’s mostly sand and native palms, air plants, mahogany, and greenbrier. It looks like a… Read more »