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Spider ID please

Taking the window out of my garage unleashed this beastie.  Looks like a proper spider, about two inches long, brown maybe a touch of red - not the usual fair around the house so I’m wondering what it is?

https://youtube.com/shorts/lWDaHNdSeIQ?feature=share

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  • Can’t see it properly but looks as though it can be a false widow or a tube web spider. Check it out on google. 
  • False widows are tiny with white markings on their backs.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    One of the lads on here who know loads of stuff about wildlife of all sorts might be able to ID it @JoeX  :)
    @wild edges, @Alan Clark2 in Liverpool are just two of them.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • No idea but what a beauty!
  • Charlotte, a "beauty",what!! I remember a film called "Charlottes Web" that's obviously you😂
  • Charlotte, a "beauty",what!! I remember a film called "Charlottes Web" that's obviously you😂
    😂 Great book. 

    Don't get me wrong, when I have to handle them to remove from the vicinity of a squealing child I do squirm a little! But I think they're fascinating, beautiful creatures.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    Wild edges might be busy wrangling children just now, but hopefully someone can help.
    It was difficult to see in the video, but it actually just looked like a house spider of some kind to me. 
    Be good to get the proper ID though.
    @CharlotteF - it's when the legs are just too long to fit inside a glass - that's when you know you've got one that's a good size! 

    My younger daughter is now 24, but it's one thing she struggles with.  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    It’s spider season isn’t it?  If I’d had a functioning phone with me these last few weeks I could have added a dozen or so different things I’ve seen or had on top of me.  I walked into a 3ft spiderweb bare-chested* last week and had an orange thing with a huge abdomen running all over me, yuck.  Had to go and shower.

    *Masculine I know, and yet evidently not so masculine at the same time. :smiley:
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    JoeX said:


    *Masculine I know, and yet evidently not so masculine at the same time. :smiley:
     :D 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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