Spider ID?

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  1. dflett68

    dflett68 Active Member

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    I'm sure a trout has eaten one of these before. Can anyone ID? Both beautiful and terrifying looking, I found this fella had hitched a ride on my son's vest after we busted through some brush on Taneum Creek.

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    Goldenrod Crab Spider
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Bingo! This appears to be a female. These are ambush spiders . . . maybe your Son was ambushed? They can & do bite and are found in most states.
     
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    Nice! Thanks you guys. I guess he was ambushed. When I went to knock it off with the tip of my rod, it was very aggressive. Very cool looking critter.
     

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