Subject: what is this scary looking spider
Geographic location of the bug: Johannesburg South Africa
Time: 04:25 AM EDT
Hi there i have found three of these spiders in my house and they look pretty darn scary. Are the poisonous? Thanks
How you want your letter signed: Charl Du Toit
Dear Charl Du Toit,
This distinctive spider is a Scorpion Spider. Almost all Spiders have venom, but the bite of very few species is more than just a localized reaction with tenderness and some swelling. We have never been able to locate any online information about the bite of a Scorpion Spider, which leads us to believe it is not a serious matter.