Comments & ID Thoughts
Hi, We've seen this type of spider twice now. We live in Suffield, Connecticut. Our backyard is very damp/swampy and we've gotten a lot of rain this year.
The spider is a dark, grayish brown, and about 1.5/2 inches in length. It has long legs that are bent at the "knee?"
The first time we saw this spider, was in the bathroom, after a shower. It was sitting calmly on the floor near the start of the tub. It made little/no movement and didn't attempt to bite or go after my dog who was sitting on the floor with her back to the spider for about 20 min.
The second time, we saw it in the kitchen at night when we went to get a drink of water. Our dog chased it across the floor, it moved a bit slow and when we pulled her away, it remained in the same place, frozen. My husband picked it up and threw it in the trash.
Does anyone know what this is? Please help! We want to make sure they aren't harmful or dangerous to us or our pets.