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My eight legged friend. - September 21st 2016, 05:59 PM

Not really my pet, but a little guy I've known for quite some time and sometimes throw my house flies on their web when I can.

This spider's name is Charlotte and they are currently residing outside my bedroom window. I have entomophobia (all insects), but as long as there is a layer of glass between us we are friends. They used to live on the large plant outside my backdoor, but maintenance men have since chopped it down and they relocated. I had never seen them this up close. Charlotte is 3 inches (7.5-ish cm) long and 1.5 inches (3.8-ish cm) wide. So a big one. They've been living around my house for all of this summer now, given it is the same spider. Though, I have not seen others like Charlotte around here.

Charlotte is actually a light brown color with stripes, but with the sun shining behind them it made them much darker. Also quite hairy.

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