Spider identification?

Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? I'm just curious. I looked at a spider identification chart, and it looked similar to the Huntsman spider, but I'm not sure.

http://i35.tinypic.com/20iyv6q.jpg

If it's any help, it lives in the northeastern U.S.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It appears to be a female Hobo Spider. Their bite can make you sick. Although the bite of the hobo spider is initially painless, the bite can be serious. After 24 hours, the bite develops into a blister and after 24-36 hours, the blister breaks open, leaving an open, oozing ulceration. Typically when the venom is injected, the victim will experience an immediate redness, which develops around the bite. The most common reported symptom is severe headache. Other symptoms can include nausea, weakness, fatigue, temporary memory loss and vision impairment. In any case, first aid and medical attention should be sought, if bitten, as and when any adverse health effects are observed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It looks like a huntsman to me too, but I've seen pics of Hobo's like that as well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its a normal house spider"

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