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Most spiders pose no threat to humans and should not be treated with fear and loathing. The black widow, above, is a familiar species and is one of only a few potentially dangerous spiders we are apt to encounter. (James Hybart III/Special to The Herald)

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Spiders --- more good than bad

Outside of killer spiders like the black widow seen here, Herald Outdoors Writer Bob Kornegay explains in this week’s feature why most of the eight-legged creatures aren’t all bad.


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