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Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

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I often read at night. I fell asleep reading with my light on. I woke around 3am to a big, hairy spider about 18 inches from my head. I tried to swat it, it ran. Later, I was searching along baseboards. I pulled back a large framed print that was tented against the wall. There it was! Voila!

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CalumEwing

It is a Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus in the Nurseryweb Weaver family Pisauridae. They often wind up indoors at this time of year as they wander around looking for mates.

BPort1103

LOL. I concur.

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