I found this in my outside cellarway, outside my home, in an enclosed entrance we call the dugout. The spider alive was about 4 inches in diameter. I never saw a spider this big in all my life here in Maryland. It is female because it had a cream colored ball attached to it for eggs. We think someone placed it inside this small building entrance way to our cellar, which was enclosed. I also heard a loud thud the other night about 2 oclock in the morning. Two days later we found this and put things together. There is… Read more »
I hope someone can identify this spider, which is dead in this picture, had sprayed it with bug spray and killed it.
She’s a Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus. She wasn’t dangerous, too bad she and her babies ended up dead. Sorry about neighbors, I know exactly what it’s like when a neighbor doesn’t want another neighbor around and one of the neighbors seems potentially violent. You might consider a movement-activated floodlight video camera. Or at least a movement activated floodlight. It also helps to find allies in the neighborhood, if there are enough people. It helps to have neighbors who will watch your place and call or text you if they see something. My neighbors and I have called each other… Read more »