North Carolina Wildlife

I’ve no idea if this is venomous…and don’t want to find out the hard way.

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4 Responses to North Carolina Wildlife

  1. Graham Hughes says:

    All spiders are venomous (with three exceptions that are irrelevant here). Only two in the United States have venom that affects humans; these are the black widow and the brown recluse, neither one of which are enormous or, for that matter, look even vaguely like that. So I would say you are probably safe, and that you should let the thing-what-eats-all-the-mosquitoes live :).

  2. bsrlee says:

    If you were in Australia you would recognise it as a ‘Golden Orb Weaver’ and not be worried unless you have 6 or more legs. They can fang you if you annoy them enough (causes mild irritation in some people, generally kids who poke them) but generally they just try to get away (birds think they are yummy). Their main interaction with people in Oz is their annoying habit of building their webs at night across walkways, which causes many moments of ‘Yuck’ and ‘Is the spider on MY side of the web (and now plastered to my face)?’

    So you may have an ‘illegal immigrant’ – don’t bother sending it back – I anticipate several brief encounters with members of the species over the southern summer, once they become active.

  3. Mark says:

    They, and other species, are all over the outside my house and yard. Looks kind of like I’m getting ready for Halloween. On the up side, the palmetto bug population seems to be way down this year.

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