I found this spider clinging to the side of the pool today, so I got the net and fished it out. I tapped it out onto the lawn. At the time, I didn’t realize her bumpy back looked that way because she was carrying baby spiders. I’ve been told this is a wolf spider. I only had my iPhone with me instead of a proper camera, so the image is a little bit fuzzy.
Southern Pines, NC back yard wild life! If you have pictures of North Carolina spiders to share, let me know!
We have so many of these spiders in our pool. They freak my daughter out because when she tries to move them, it seems like hundreds of babies swarm around her. Do you know if the adult spiders bite?
I never thought about whether they bite or not, so I had to look it up! http://www.termite.com/spider-identification.html#wolf says that they’re non-aggressive, but do bite if provoked. Here’s a quote:
Snakes I can handle, but spiders like that one really creep me out.
LOL, I would have to agree with Chris.
Beth, In spite of the ICK factor, that’s very cool. It looks like a painting. :)