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I usually would search for myself, but I need to be super sure about the identification because I need to know if I need to get an exterminator in here or not. (I think it might be a giant house spider, but don't let me influence your analysis.)

So I live in the northern part of Ireland (About 40 minutes from Derry Northern Ireland over in County Donegal) and I went to my bathroom to a VERY fun surprise this morning. It was this wonderful spider in my bathroom. For reference, the lip of the glasses it is depicted in are 8 - 8.5 cm in diameter.

The missing leg was not my fault either, I was very gentle with the spider and released it outside post photo-shoot. (Warning: these are macro shots of the said spider)


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More high resolution photos available on my Flickr (SolarLunix).

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    $\begingroup$ "I live in the northern part of Ireland and I went to my bathroom" - assuming the bathroom is within walking distance of the house, its the northern region of Ireland ;P $\endgroup$ – rg255 Jul 15 '15 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ An image from the top in good light would help, maybe a wolf spider $\endgroup$ – rg255 Jul 15 '15 at 9:20
  • $\begingroup$ @rg255 That was the best I could do given the circumstances and the need to get it outside before my hubby woke up and freaked out. $\endgroup$ – SolarLunix Jul 15 '15 at 9:21
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Looks like a house spider (Tegenaria domestica)

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  • $\begingroup$ I just love these to-the-point answers +1 $\endgroup$ – AliceD Jul 15 '15 at 13:30

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