Dolomedes tenebrosus

I was enjoying a wonderful stroll through the garden when I came across a unique creature with eight hairy legs all stretched out to maybe four inches across. This arachnid was perched on his rock next to a crystal clear spring at Compton Gardens. The spider never moved as I approached with my camera, it was obvious that it was in stealth mode, ready to strike at any unsuspecting fishy fish.

1 Comment:

  1. shout it out said...
    ...are you saying this spider is native to Arkansas, or is it native just to your garden? :) looks beautiful, however, i would not jump of joy waking up and seeing one on my nose....

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