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Brown Spider - Pisaurina mira

Brown Spider - Pisaurina mira
Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
October 11, 2010
Size: 3-3.5"
This is the second of this spider I have found in my house in the last two days. Unfortunately, I killed the first one. My cats were attempting to destroy it and decided it was too large and too scary-looking to allow them to kill it. I had no idea if it was poisonous. I just need to know if I can handle the little suckers and stick'em back in the woods where they belong.

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Nursery Web Spider
These are wonderful creatures and can be let go outside in the woods. They will not bite, though may be hard to catch so you might want a jar to scoop them into.

it is likely Pisaurina mira

Thanks a lot. Hadn't seen them until two days ago!

Very cool spiders
The females build shelters in which they guard their eggs, even guarding their babies after they have hatched until they are old enough to leave.

The cats were far greater of a danger to the spider than the spider was to the cats!

I'm sure they were! They can'
I'm sure they were! They can't help it. They don't discriminate between balloon string and spiders, I'm afraid.

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