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Mar 27, 2016 2:25 AM # 
I know it's probably different for spiders in terms of sexual dimorphism, but usually when you find baby animals, you figure there were two parents around...
Mar 27, 2016 2:27 AM # 
Nope, I refuse to believe that there is still another one of those big suckers in the house! ;-p
Mar 27, 2016 2:36 AM # 
You may be right. Her husband is likely a different size.
Mar 27, 2016 2:54 AM # 

Most likely a Dark Fishing Spider...males are much smaller.
Mar 27, 2016 3:42 PM # 
I think this is the same kind I had tangled in my hair once. Talk about screaming in the shower! It was on my towel, and then I went to dry my hair.... So big! Not as easily squished as most spiders.
Mar 27, 2016 4:22 PM # 
Gail, that is the sort of scenario I imagined as I was lying in bed that night. :). I tried to capture it without killing it, but the 3 oz Dixie cup was inadequate, and, anyway, that sucker moved quickly into the crack where the radiator pipes come out of the wall.
Mar 27, 2016 7:45 PM # 
Well, if you didn't have it in mind, you do now :-) It was awhile before I stopped checking my towel for another one. I've seen one more recently near my bike in the garage, but decided it was close enough to outside that it could stay.
Mar 28, 2016 1:06 AM # 
Unfortunately, team Campbell was marooned in Denver (this time on mechanical difficulties) until around 3am this morning, or you could have called Anna for help! She can probably find you a nice reptile that eats spiders, you know...

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