Unidentified

Picture ID 135843

Picture of unidentified spider

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I had a guest say that this was in the bathroom. She said it was a tarantula. I'm not sure it's even real. She sent this to me then wanted a full refund for a three night stay in Branson. The story is a long one, but bottom line, I need to know what you guys think. This was a newly remodeled unit with all new paint, flooring, bedding, everything. She was the second person to stay there.

  • Submitted by: 
    MarieC
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2021
  • Photographed: Mar 26, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Branson, Missouri, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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LittleSlingLover

This spider does appear to be real. We will get fake spider submissions from time to time but none that are anywhere convincing like this. This is not a tarantula and its not harmful. Based off of the guests description of it looking like a tarantula, the bodies of water surrounding Branson, the color of the spider and the positioning and lengths of the legs, I would say this is most likely a Fishing Spider in the Dolomedes genus. Females have been known to travel a long distance away from their water source to give birth to an egg sack.… Read more »

TangledWeb

So, No Tarantula Refund. And when did that become a thing?

LittleSlingLover

If anything I’d pay extra. Free 8-legged company for the weekend? Sounds great.

LittleSlingLover

Here’s a Fishing Spider that was found in Branson quite far away from a water source, near what looks to be someone’s house. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1001972