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    Default Scary Spider ID in PTA north - please help

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    Friend found this in his garage....
    what on earth is it ?

    dangerous ?
    rare ?

    escaped pet from a neighbour ?
    it had visible fangs about 4 to 5mm long
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    I am no expert but that looks like a small baboon spider
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    Small !
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    Looks a lot like a Rain Spider. But I'm no expert!
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    Sparassidae - Huntsman spider: The genus is Palystis which is commonly known as rain spiders.

    Yes they hunt and mostly small lizards

    It is completely harmless
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    The one to look out for in your garage is the brown recluse or the violin spiders, they look almost like a small daddy longlegs, I was bitten by one about a month and a half ago, its got really bad venam it eats away at the tissue and if left untreated too long takes months to heal.

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    Hi All
    It's a rain spider (Palystes sp.). They has been known to catch small lizards and geckos, but mainly preys upon insects. Nothing a big butch 4x4 driving man (or lady) would be afraid of :-)

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    Hi All
    As a note on Violin Spiders in garages... yes, they can be found in houses and garages in certain parts of the country, however, misdiagnosis of their bites is rife. If you did not see the spider bite you, and if antibiotics had little effects during treatment, then I'd question if a spider was indeed involved.

    Check out http://www.scorpions.co.za/violin-spider/

    Jonathan

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