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Old 06-02-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I am convinced that when you walk through your grass, and you can see the spider... it is big. I think I could hear him walking!!!
He's in a McDonalds cup, and the cup bottom is as big as my palm and he can't even stretch out his legs...
I let him go... I think he can eat a lot of mosquitoes... but I won't be walking barefoot for awhile.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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My guess, without blowing up the pictures, is something called a wolf spider.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That's what I thought, but when I googled it, I didn't get pics that looked very similar. But there are a lot of diff looking wolf spiders. I looked at a couple pics and none had the same coloring, many had thicker legs, or hairier bodies. But that's what I *think* it is!
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OK... I found a wolf spider pic that looks just like it! Bingo...Rhabidosa rabida

Scary thought... I said I thought it was thinking about lunging at me... they don't make webs... they hunt! YIKES!

I just read about a woman on the news that lost her breast after getting bit by one. I see them all the time! I must have dozens in my yard.

If I took 5 minutes I could easily go find one. YIKES!!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Wolf spider bites are not generally considered dangerous. If she lost a breast, it was probably due to an infection setting in and that can happen with ANY bite or broken skin. In my opinion, wolf spiders do far more good than harm, please just leave them alone. If they get in the house, simply remove or squish them, leave the outside ones to get rid of annoying pests.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Wolf spider bites are not generally considered dangerous. If she lost a breast, it was probably due to an infection setting in and that can happen with ANY bite or broken skin. In my opinion, wolf spiders do far more good than harm, please just leave them alone. If they get in the house, simply remove or squish them, leave the outside ones to get rid of annoying pests.
I agree about wolf spiders. I wonder if it was actually a brown recluse that bit her? Now those things bites are dangerous!
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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We have those all over up here. They get huge, but they aren't the biggest spiders in our neck of the woods.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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Yes, the woman who lost her breast was indeed bitten by a brown recluse.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks All. I let it go. I figured it could eat more mosquitoes than most spiders... but then I learned it actually hunts bigger insects. I have a bit of a scorpion problem too... and this spider is actually bigger than the scorpions! I'm hoping that he might take out a couple of the scorpions for me!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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