Unknown Arachnid - Myrmekiaphila comstocki
Cass County, Texas, USA
April 11, 2010
I first spotted this spider in shallow water at the edge of my pond. I took a pic then extended a stick for him to climb onto. I was surprised when he dove under water and attempted to hide in the vegetation. I eventually got him out and took this shot. He seemed sluggish at first and even lay on his back momentarily but quickly seemed to recover and scurried off. It does not look like a water dwelling spider and I am at a loss for an ID.