What Type Spider Is This?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by speckledhen, May 13, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Possibly a wolf spider? It's about an inch and a half long. Found it in my tennis shoe on the deck by the kitchen door. I'd seen it on the side of the house before. Can't find my nature guide right now and I tried to ID it on the web, but can't find one that seems exactly like it.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    6,076
    16
    263
    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    I don't think it's a Wolf Spider. The ones around here are brown.

    It looks like your Barred Rocks had a little afair with a spider [​IMG]
     
  3. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Quote:Its a big ugly one [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Hehehe, sort of does, doesn't it?? Too funny! [​IMG]
     
  5. xtremevermonter

    xtremevermonter Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    0
    119
    May 3, 2009
    Bradford, VT
    In your shoe! [​IMG]

    I'm no expert but it looks to me like a common barn/house spider.
     
  6. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]
     
  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Ahh, beautiful spider! I was skimming over this post, Cyn, and looked over at the table and noticed my North American Wildlife book so I decided to check it out! Not many spiders, unfortunately, but I think you might be right with Wolf Spider. The legs taper off right and the book says " Body somewhat elongated; often dark brown and patterned; Usually no web" Sounds about right!
     
  8. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,289
    12
    161
    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I think I know what it is because I have them in my barn here in Indiana. They are called a dock spider. a cousin of the wolf spider. Difference is they lay a nest and guard it where as the wolf spider has a nest sac and carries her's on her under belly. Way more than you probably wanted to know. When resting they lay flat with legs spread out and they can get huge! We joked about shooting them with a b b gun..
    I am so afraid to go into the barn cause they stay right above the doorway. I threw a rubber bucket at one and it fell and ran across the barn floor.
    I later looked above the door and it was back up there! They can be aggressive if you mess with their nest.
    Last year was first sighting this far north.


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  9. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] RUN [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    around my house I have a saying if it has more legs than my dog KILL IT !!!!

    I cant tell you what kind of spider it is -- I normally run for the hills when I see them and leave DH to do the killing LOL
     
  10. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,003
    17
    211
    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    BIG SPIDER OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!!!!!!!!! KILL IT!!! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by