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May 22, 2009 19:08 |  #1

By what, I don't know. Probably a bird or some other predator.
Found under a bush on the trail to my dock on Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia.

I've never seen a "spider" like this, or one this large. Maybe I've just been protected all of my life, lol.

It was dead on the ground. Starting to become a meal for the ants.

I'd be interested to know what it is, if anyone knows.

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May 23, 2009 02:47 |  #2

It looks a bit like a funnel web, but I dont know if you have them in the US. Funnel webs are of the trapdoor family.




  
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May 23, 2009 11:40 |  #3

Having protected their eggs for a few weeks, old female spiders normally die when the eggs hatch. Maybe this is what happened here. Nice shots BTW.


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