Scorpion Spider from South Africa

Subject:  what is this scary looking spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Johannesburg South Africa
Date: 10/05/2017
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

Scorpion Spider

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.

1 thought on “Scorpion Spider from South Africa”

  1. hi
    my 5 month old baby got bitten from thus spider.

    the wound was swollen and he suffered a very bad fever.

    please be aware of this scorpion spider its not safe to have around.



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