This is a large spider, with the body reaching as long as 1 inch.  Huntsman spider are
very common in Florida and are often found in homes.  At night they can be found on
walls and ceilings looking for their favorite prey...cockroaches.  These spiders are very
fast and have no problem chasing down a large roach.  
Florida Backyard Spiders
Huntsman Spider (Giant Crab Spider)
(Family Sparassidae)
Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)
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eeding on a Scarab Beetle
Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)