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    Can anyone identify this spider?

    Ok, first off I know it's a terrible picture (iPhone in the dark, plus me a bit shocked!!

    It was in Terrey Hills, just north or Sydney, hung onto the underside of a farm gate. I had just put the horses into the stable for the night and went to shut the gate. I don't suspect it's a nasty but would like to know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventureoverland View Post
    Ok, first off I know it's a terrible picture (iPhone in the dark, plus me a bit shocked!!

    It was in Terrey Hills, just north or Sydney, hung onto the underside of a farm gate. I had just put the horses into the stable for the night and went to shut the gate. I don't suspect it's a nasty but would like to know for sure - it's not quite like anything I've seen before, very long abdomen, fat hairy legs and about the size of a big huntsman.

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    im no expert...maybe one of the prowling spider family.
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    I think it looks like some type of wolf spider. Just the shape, size and leg type seem to match up from what I can see.
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    Jon if it was as big as a Huntsman perhaps it is one there are a few species check them all out on this link http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/austra.../Huntsman.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    Jon if it was as big as a Huntsman perhaps it is one there are a few species check them all out on this link http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/austra.../Huntsman.html
    Thanks Mary-Anne.
    I think you've identified it. I'd now be happy to say it was some sort of huntsman. I didn't know they could grow to 160mm across though! OMG!

    I guess I can now relax more knowing that its jot going to try to eat me

    You may also have identified another spider I came across over the weekend in Coffs Harbour - that may have been a green huntsman. I'll check the camera when I get home and compare.

    Thx!
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