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Wisconsin DNR: Look out for giant spiders

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A fish spider. Courtesy Wisconsin DNR Facebook. A fish spider. Courtesy Wisconsin DNR Facebook.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural resources warns residents to look out for large spiders.

The DNR posted on their Facebook page Thursday that they're getting reports of people finding 'fishing spiders,' which often live near water and catch small fish and tadpoles. The post also says they can range inland to hunt and breed.

Many expressed dismay. As one woman wrote, "If these are becoming common in Wisconsin then I'm moving to Antarctica."

The picture is a female guarding her egg sac, according to the post.

The spiders typically live in deciduous forests. They are not venomous, and will only bite if threatened.

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