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Don’t be scared of the spiders moving indoors for fall, says expert

Peacock Spider photo by Jurgen Otto

VICTORIA — Big and hairy spiders are persistent home invaders every fall, but their reputation for turning up in a favourite shoe or coffee cup and scaring people witless is completely undeserved, says a spider expert at the Royal B.C. Museum.
The creepy crawlies, some big enough to fit in the palm of your hand, are not looking for a warm cupboard to camp for the winter, they’re looking for love in all the wrong corners, said Claudia Copley, the manager of the museum’s entomology collections.

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