Picture ID 52783

Picture of unidentified spider

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I see ALOT of wolf spiders here in Deltona, Florida but this definitely didn't look like any of the ones I've seen. It didn't have the dark markings on the top of it's body. Also this spider's legs were thinner and its "joints" seemed to angle it's legs in a different way- they weren't as low to the ground. At least that's what seemed to be the difference. I found the spider crawling on the wall near the inside of my front living room door.I'm submitting this because I'm afraid it looks like a brown recluse spider. Afraid because it was in my home and I have cats. 4 days ago one of them suddenly had a very large open wound on his hind end. It was bigger than a 1/2 dollar, hard to explain the wound or how he possibly could have gotten it. A friend said it a really looked like a spider bite. I doubted it because I look up every spider I see in my backyard or my home and I've never come across one that's dangerous to my pets or to us. I couldn't count the eyes or photograph the genitalia but I was truly hoping you would have some insight, especially as to whether or not this resembles a brown recluse spider. If not a brown recluse I wonder if it looks like a spider that could be harmful to our cats or to us.

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  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2019
  • Photographed: Feb 5, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Deltona, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, I don’t know what it is yet, I wanted to to reply quickly. Is the cat an indoor only cat? That should help rule out some other kinds of bites. PLEASE bring the cat to a vet as soon as you can. If it is spider venom or bacteria- either way the cat should be treated to avoid the spread of dying flesh. Most spider bites can theoretically cause a bacterial infection because the fangs puncture the skin and the fangs probably have bacteria on them. Some bacteria species can spread and be dangerous to you and your other… Read more »