It is never fun it kill a spider, but how about one that is 9 to over 11 inches long with 8 eyes?

In the state of Michigan we have two spiders that are indigenous spiders that are consider poisonous, now we have a new spider to the state. It's not poisonous, but really scary!Mlive.com reported that a woman in Shelby Township had the scare of a lifetime, here is her story.

At first, the mom thought she was seeing a big tangle of string in her toddler's bedroom. Then she realized it had eyes. And it was alive.

A giant Huntsman spider - one of the largest spiders in the world - had some how crawled into her Shelby Township home and Wednesday morning was sitting in the room where Jillian Duke's 21-month-old son slept and played.

After dropping a pile of books on the spider, she contacted the Cranbrook Institute of Science. That is where they discovered this spider was a Huntsman Spider. When you look up the spider, Wikipedia.com describes it as...

Sparassids are eight-eyed spiders. The eyes appear in two largely forward-facing rows of four on the anterior aspect of the prosoma. Many species grow very large – in Laos, male giant huntsman spiders (Heteropoda maxima) attain a legspan of 25–30 centimetres (9.8–11.8 in). Persons unfamiliar with spider taxonomy commonly confuse large species with tarantulas, but huntsman spiders can generally be identified by their legs, which, rather than being jointed vertically relative to the body, are twisted in such a way that in some attitudes the legs extend forward in a crab-like fashion.

These Spiders are not common in Michigan. In fact in the United States they are mostly found in Florida. Somehow, one made it to Michigan. The good news is they are harmless to humans, but the bad news is that they are big and scary! Hats off to the Mom who kept her cool when she found one!

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Here are the 2 poisonous spiders that dwell in Michigan and the side affects you can have if bitten by these creepy crawlers!

Hunker.com had some great information about the poisonous spiders that call Michigan home!

Black Widow Spider

One species of black widow spider, the northern widow (Latrodectus variolus), is found in lower Michigan, where it tends to live in outdoor areas away from activity, such as in wood piles and hollow logs. The female builds a messy web in which she lays her eggs and stands guard over them.

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What To Expect If You Are Bitten By A Black Widow...

The bite of the female northern widow may not be painful at first, but the pain usually increases to a dull, whole-body ache within an hour after the bite. Eventual symptoms of a reaction to the venom can include severe muscle pain and cramping, nausea and fever. The bite is rarely fatal in healthy adults, but children and the elderly may be at risk of serious effects.

Brown Recluse

The brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) is most common in the southern United States and very rare in Michigan, but the species does turn up occasionally in the state. Its natural habitat is in dry, secluded places in the garden or

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What to Expect If Bitten By A Brown Recluse...

The bite of the female northern widow may not be painful at first, but the pain usually increases to a dull, whole-body ache within an hour after the bite. Eventual symptoms of a reaction to the venom can include severe muscle pain and cramping, nausea and fever. The bite is rarely fatal in healthy adults, but children and the elderly may be at risk of serious effects.

 

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