UPDATE: In the comments, MK identifies this critter as a "Wolf Spider". While certainly true, I think most would agree this is a pretty lame effort at identification. So let us get a bit more granular here. So far we have : Class Arachnida Order Araneae Family Lycosidae - Wolf Spiders Now we need to know the Genus. there may be some help here or here. For Extra Credit, we never did completely identify our last close encounter with Lycosidae at Shag Lake:
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