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Rabid Wolf Spider - Rabidosa rabida - male

Rabid Wolf Spider - Rabidosa rabida - Male
Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, USA
July 29, 2008
The size of an adult male Rabid Wolf Spider (Rabidosa rabida) in comparison to my hand. Although its common name implies that it is an erratic, fast, and aggressive arachnid, the Rabid Wolf Spider can nevertheless be quite passive and calm if handled carefully. This species almost never bites humans unless it is placed in a situation where it feels cornered and can't escape. Instead of biting, these spiders prefer to use sheer speed and agility to escape any potential threats. It's bite can be painful, though, but it is regarded as medically insignificant and the effects of said bite are usually gone within a few minutes.

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Rabid Wolf Spider - Rabidosa rabida - male Rabid Wolf Spider - Rabidosa rabida - male Rabid Wolf Spider - Rabidosa rabida - male

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Thought you should know someone is trying to pass this photo as his own.

Thank you so much for posting
Thank you so much for posting such clear photos: I'm new to Kansas and encountered one of these critters today. If I can sharpen up the cellphone picture I took, I'll post it but it isn't nearly as dramatic as your shots.

Beautiful shot, I'm glad I go
Beautiful shot, I'm glad I got to see it!!!

one spider in the hand is worth...
I really like your spider in the hand images. Thanks for being brave and sharing your photos.

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