Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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We think this is a Dark Fishing spider. Can anyone help i.d. it?
My wife said she saw a "Big spider" on our fireplace about a month ago. I heard a scream tonight, and the spider turned up in the sink while she was washing dishes! I put him in a tupperware container and my daughter let him go in the yard (wooded area).

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Ex-Arachnophobe

You are correct. This is a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus. Thanks for putting her back outdoors where she belongs!

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