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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY:  Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)

Rather LARGE spider as spiders go.  Not the best photo, but it was dark when found hanging out on the patio.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/772595/bgimage

“It is not a dangerous spider, but a locally painful bite, sometimes with noticeable swelling, can be delivered to any human who carelessly handles a pantropical huntsman spider or accidentally traps it, for example, in a shoe.”  source: source: http://www.entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/spiders/giant_crab_spider.htm

Could my patio be on YELP as a good place for a latenight snack?  Just to the left of the spider was a Southern Toad for waiting for prey.

 

From July 2015 on the side of my trashcan:

 

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