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Old 05-17-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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My neice saw this spider in her grandmothers front yard and my sister and I want to know what kind it is and if it is dangerous??? Please let me know.

Thank you

Karin Abernathy
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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You will probably get a better response in the Gardening Forum. Although I would not be surprised if you get an answer here.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: CT
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The yellow spots might be a warning it's like venomous so I definitely wouldn't mess with it. I've never seen one exactly like that before. Sorry, I don't know. Just be careful if you see it again, the colors indicate there's a chance it might be dangerous.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panam√°
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Actually thought it was beautiful, looks huge, but pretty for a spider. You don't say where the grandmother's house is, but just like there are birds that are specific to certain regions same can go for spiders, etc.

Maybe do a google search using keywords for the specific area, i.e., large spider yellow dots X location then when google pulls up results hit images OR you might find a website devoted to spiders that are common in that particular part of the country.

ADDITION: or try posting in the state/area where it was seen and maybe one of the locals will know right off the bat what type it is.

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Old 05-17-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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That is a wolf spider
i think they will bite but not deadly?
I killed one in my kitchen the other night.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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My neice saw this spider in her grandmothers front yard and my sister and I want to know what kind it is and if it is dangerous??? Please let me know.

Thank you

Karin Abernathy
creepy.....................don't like them things, at all...........yuck........

by the way, why the georgia forum????????is that where you live.....
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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The spider was found in Ellijay GA
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:50 PM
 
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Default yes

yes that is were I live




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creepy.....................don't like them things, at all...........yuck........

by the way, why the georgia forum????????is that where you live.....
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I haven't seen any spiders with the yellow spots on them like that, but the whole rest of it looks like as someone said, a "Wolf Spider". If it is one, Wolf Spiders are not poisonous to humans unless you have a rare weird allergy to them. Indoors they rarely get very large but those that live long enough outdoors can actually get decently large. They're actually beneficial, as Wolfs will kill and eat poisonous spiders like the Recluse and Widow if they stumble across them.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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maybe a wolf spider as already said but i have my doubts. Closest wolf i found > http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life...rata/sp-1x.jpg

Hunting spider of some sort would be my guess, other than the wolf family. . I've seen some huge colorful ones here. I found one nesting on my AC unit last year and poked it with a stick.. That thing was pulling (biting) on the stick like mad. I took videos of the event for identification purposes but never did get anywhere. It was creepy.

In GA you only have to worry about the widows and the recluse.

Last edited by cityrover; 05-22-2010 at 01:15 AM.. Reason: i love looking at those things
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