What kind of spider is this?

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I don't know the proper scientific name, but I'd call that a "wolf" spider.
 

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I say it's the kind of spider that needs to die! Unless it's outside far away from human or pet living quarters. That is vicious looking and I probably shouldn't have looked. I'll probably have nightmares tonight. I can't do spiders!
 

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I say it's the kind of spider that needs to die! Unless it's outside far away from human or pet living quarters. That is vicious looking and I probably shouldn't have looked. I'll probably have nightmares tonight. I can't do spiders!
Lol. I hate em too.
 

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My husband disturbed a nest. 100's of babies. He killed them, but was bit.
 

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I LOVE wolf spiders. What a shame he killed the babies. Mama wolfie carries all the babies around on her body. When disturbed they all jump off and run away in every direction. I could sit there and watch them for hours. They're not harmful at all.
 

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Our reading says we don't have wolf spiders in our area. Could it be a hobo?
There are a lot of common names and it causes all sort of confusion. In addition, I'm no arachnologist, so I could be all wrong. Wolf spider is just what we call them here locally.
 

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I say it's the kind of spider that needs to die! Unless it's outside far away from human or pet living quarters. That is vicious looking and I probably shouldn't have looked. I'll probably have nightmares tonight. I can't do spiders!

I guess you didn't read "Be Nice to Spiders"…

Some very good lessons in there.
 

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I LOVE wolf spiders. What a shame he killed the babies. Mama wolfie carries all the babies around on her body. When disturbed they all jump off and run away in every direction. I could sit there and watch them for hours. They're not harmful at all.
Maybe Jodie could send you that one.
 

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Lol. He normally doesn't kill them. I do. I hate spiders. An infestation of them right next to our house with winter coming, they gotta die. Sorry spider lovers.
 

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When i was 17, i got bit by a spider at a lake. i saw it and i felt it bite me on the lower arm, near the elbow. I freaked out. Days later my arm started to get red and swell. The dr gave me an antibiotic. Didn't work. Gave me different antibiotics. Nothing was working. Finally told me, "We have one antibiotic left to try, and if it does not work, we will need to amputate your arm at the elbow to prevent blood poisning from going to your heart". I was a mess. But it did work. Thank goodness. From then on, i do not allow spiders to live if they enter my house. We lived in Northeast Pa at the time, and i do not think it was a brown recluse, I think I just had a bad reaction to whatever spider it was.
 

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When i was 17, i got bit by a spider at a lake. i saw it and i felt it bite me on the lower arm, near the elbow. I freaked out. Days later my arm started to get red and swell. The dr gave me an antibiotic. Didn't work. Gave me different antibiotics. Nothing was working. Finally told me, "We have one antibiotic left to try, and if it does not work, we will need to amputate your arm at the elbow to prevent blood poisning from going to your heart". I was a mess. But it did work. Thank goodness. From then on, i do not allow spiders to live if they enter my house. We lived in Northeast Pa at the time, and i do not think it was a brown recluse, I think I just had a bad reaction to whatever spider it was.
Oh my!
 
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