Expert identifies mystery creature found outside woman’s home

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UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (PIX11/Q13FOX) – A Washington woman who turned to Facebook to find out what a mysterious eight-legged creature was now has answers.

Hailee Graff shared photos of the spider-looking creature found outside her friend’s home on Q13 FOX News’ Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.

Described as a “creepy unknown species,” Graff told the news station in her Facebook post “No clue what it is, alien!? Can you tell us?”

Thanks to Rob Crawford of Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Graff can rest easy knowing the mystery creature is not a “new life form.”

Crawford believes it is a folding-door spider.

“Their behavior is similar to the more-famous trapdoor spiders. They stay underground most of their lives which is why they are unfamiliar to most folks,” Crawford told Q13 FOX.



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