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I found this large furry spider in our grill cabinet yesterday. It had been raining so I'm guessing he was seeking shelter. I have two under two and have come across a black widow in the past. Do I need to be worried about this guy?
Thank you all for the responses. It definitely matches all the descriptions I've been reading about the fishing spider, which has some very impressive behaviors. It doesn't look like it's overly dangerous, so I'll move him far away from the house and let him be on his way.
From one website:
Although a large spider such as D. tenebrosus is able to bite humans, it is a shy spider that will run from people. Bites are typically no more severe than a bee or wasp sting. Exceptions do occur for individuals who are sensitive to spider venoms.