What kind of spider? North of Denver CO

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  1. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    10 mm Magnet Spider.

    Just kidding, I like spiders.

    Caught a nice hairy tarantula of some sort on a college field trip in the BVI one time. Brought it down to breakfast. You've never seen college kids leave a table of food so fast. Biology & geology majors, too. Bunch of wimps.
     

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    No, thankfully my training kicked in and I took a bite of my own flesh where the ***** bit me and after chewing it a little bit I spit it back in my arm and I was saved! Not even an scar left.


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    Every spider can bite, and almost all have venom. Most are harmless other than making you hurt yourself. IIRC the garden spider and Banana spider bites are fairly painful. You would also have to be doing something pretty stupid to get that response.
     
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    I can be pretty stupid sometimes but they’re more aggressive than me stupid, I was just trimming the hedges and tried to separate a big web from a branch and it came out of nowhere super fast, I had no chance to retreat my arm, damn thing was huge for a banana spider.
    I felt it under my boot as I crushed it, like I was crushing a beer can, I have no doubt that it could have taken a small bird in it’s web.


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    Not the common behavior I've seen out of them, but they are fast and can be very territorial. No telling, could have just been having a bad day or may have laid eggs.
    Usually the "stupid" required is confining them like in your hand or the unfortunate incident one falls into clothing and feels threatened from the confinement.
    I promise, you don't own the patent of doing stupid stuff.:outtahere:
     
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    We called them garden spiders when I was a kid ... I still call them garden spiders because I only see them in the garden! However if you google garden spider it will show you the op’s spider in addition to many others.