Technically, I cheated. This is a close up but it was taken with my telescopic lens. At the time, I did not know that this spider was pretty harmless. I wasn't taking any chances by getting close for a macro shot. This spider was in our tent one day at camp. We were able to clear her out but not before I snapped the following photos.
Rabid Wolf Spiders (Rabidosa rabida) can be aggressive if cornered but are not toxic or venomous. However, people who are sensitive to bites of any kind may have an allergic reaction. As always, use caution when dealing with any wild animal.
Rabid Wolf Spiders do not spin webs for trapping their food. Instead, they use their spider silk for making themselves a temporary home and for creating a sac to hold their eggs.
After the eggs hatch, the spiderlings hitch a ride on mom until they are ready to make their own way in the world.
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