Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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Maybe a wolf spider......?

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BugmanDan

Hi, these are often mistaken for wolf spiders, this is called a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.
A member of the nursery web spider family. They can get intimidatingly big but really harmless gentle giants.
Quick if spooked making a challenge of catching by hand.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2011

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