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Spider attack puts scare into DL woman

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Rita Alaniz got a pre-Halloween scare she likely won't forget anytime soon.

As she was walking through her kitchen in rural Detroit Lakes Monday, she says she noticed a spider inching towards her 1-year-old nephew.


It wasn't a typical spider, though, and she says there was something about the way it was moving that creeped her out.

"It was moving sideways back and forth," Alaniz said, adding that her first instinct was to jump in front of her nephew.

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