Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)

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.


“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:

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:



1 comment
  1. Yikes! Reminds me of our dock spiders here up North.

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