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large hairy spider eating a dragon fly - Dolomedes tenebrosus

large hairy spider eating a dragon fly - Dolomedes tenebrosus
Ottawa, Corkery Hamlett, Ontario, Canada
May 22, 2010
Size: >6" leg span
does not seem to spin a web to catch food but leaves wings on the windowsill ever second day or so. He/she is very shy and maybe have a larger leg span than 6" realy didn't want to measure it, the hair was more of a fuzz and the patterns on the body and legs was quite interesting. Apologies for the content but though it gave a good perspective as to the size, is it dangerous? should it be relocate? Those eyes creap me out (I move them, don't kill them cause they eat bad bugs, at least most of the time)

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large hairy spider eating a dragon fly - Dolomedes tenebrosus large hairy spider eating a dragon fly - Dolomedes tenebrosus

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D. tenebrosus
That's Dolomedes Tenebrosus, or Fishing spider. It is the largest spider in your area I beleive, they are not dangerous. Even if you pick them up they will not try to bite you, and they will stay in that area as long as food is plentiful, you may relocate it if you wish, but they are fast!

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