Subject: oh no! godzilla! er arachna?
Location: clearlake ca
September 21, 2013 4:53 pm
we were having family time when I noticed this spider out of the corner of my eye, its huge! its at least 2 inches across and has babies on its back, its rainy out so I’m sure thats why she squeezed inside. any ideas what this may be?
Signature: The Baumann family
Dear Baumann family,
This is a female Wolf Spider and her spiderlings from the family Lycosidae. Female Wolf Spiders are protective mothers that transport the egg sac by dragging if from the spinnerets. When the eggs hatch, the spiderlings hitchhike around with the mother for a few days prior to dispersing to begin their own lives. Though a large Wolf Spider might bite person, the bite is not considered dangerous.