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marzissa
Irvine, CA

August 21, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6973059

ugh, I tapped it thinking it was dead, started moving really fast. Its in S. California

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suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

August 21, 2009
7:52 PM

Post #6973219

Cannot be certain, but this looks like an orb-weaving spider (family Araneidae) that somehow is away from its web. At any rate, it is not a species that would be at all dangerous to humans.

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