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unknown HUGE MEAN Wolf spider?MD, United States. Every night dusk-3am,on my cellar doors for 3 months(cellar is 235yrs old) - Dolomedes

unknown HUGE MEAN Wolf spider?MD, United States. Every night dusk-3am,on my cellar doors for 3 months(cellar is 235yrs old) - Dolomedes
Frederick/ Ballenger creek area, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
July 11, 2011
Size: 6.75"X4.90"in. w/leg
i live in a victorian farm house that dates back to 1797. that being said, I've learned to adapt, identify & admire insects(spiders mostly) of vast crazy shapes, colors, sizes(mammoth!) & etc. **This spider was very very very aggressive! he mainly fed of of 1/4 inch sized baby american toads, (i have alot of fish ponds)

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fishing spider
genus Dolomedes. do not be intimidated by the size, they are non-aggressive spiders that, yes, will chomp down food like no tomorrow but they are not dangerous to humans. Similar looking to wolf spiders but a different family altogether.

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