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    Walking sawdust

    Any clues as to what it is? Looks just like a spider or beetle that emerged from a pile of saw dust...seen a couple of them, or maybe just this one on more than one occasion lately...hard to tell if it has {had } 6 or 8 legs, so no idea what family it belongs to...any thoughts? if it helps it's about 3/4" long and the color in the photos are pretty close to accurate.




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    Have no idea about what it is Ken, "BUT"I will say that it is pretty creepy looking. Glad you got it in place of me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Hans View Post
    Have no idea about what it is Ken, "BUT"I will say that it is pretty creepy looking. Glad you got it in place of me!
    Charles
    " pretty creepy looking" to say the least...Yuuuuck
    "Glad you got it in place of me!" Yeah sure... Thanks

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    Man I don't know, but think I would be killing that critter quick!
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    Pretty creepy looking, but not as bad as the large wolf spider I had floating in our pool. It was dead, but still had about 100 babies clinging to it's back like castaways on a capsized boat. They took a ride into the skimmer.
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    That's cool looking maybe you found a {Ken-dusky Spider} who knows new find Send a pick to the Smithsonian. I'll have an email address for you tomorrow when the wife gets home.
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    its a jumping spider. they are hunters instead of lay abouts. They will wander around looking for bugs to eat or set up an ambush and pounce. take a piece of straw and agitate him. you will be amazed at how far they can jump AND see!

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    I'm not typically afraid of spiders, but that one has the heebie jeebies written all over it...
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    They're actually pretty cool spiders. Check out these images.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=jumpi...2&ved=0CDMQsAQ

    The usually don't bother you, just go about there business keeping your shop or house relatively bug free. Unlike the wolf spider that looks at you as a free frappe when you are sleeping......

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    I hope I don't ever see one of those up close.
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