Dolomedes scriptus
(Striped Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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After being very startled seeing this massive spider in the boat with us, I did a little research and think I came to a conclusion. Dark Fishing spider I believe. I found it in our john boat and was easily 4" across. This is the second time I've ever seen a spider this big in the wild. This was found in Black River Bay Ny on the eastern shores of Lake Ontario.

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Striped Fishing Spider, Dolomedes scriptus.

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