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Hunting spider

Continuing the creepy-crawly theme, here's a hunting spider in my house the other night. One of a group (sometimes called Pirate Spiders I think) which, instead of trapping prey with silk hunt them on foot. Normally on eight feet - this one on only six, having lost two legs on right-hand side.
Picture added on 14 June 2012 at 22:30
he will just go round in circles, twa legs missing..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 15 June 2012
The spider actually seemed very little inconvenienced by his double amputation, Jimmy.
Added by Ian Hourston on 20 June 2012
On further consideration I think this is not a true Pirate Spider (preying on other spiders). It might even be a web-maker stretching its legs - those that remain - by taking an evening stroll around my house, but it's more likely a hunting spider of some sort. By the way, if it is young enough it just might regrow the missing legs, at least in part.
Added by Ian Hourston on 27 August 2012
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