Who hasn't been surprised when moving something in the basement to find a huge brown spider looking up at you?! The size of wolf spiders can be off-putting , but they are harmless to humans. All spiders in the world are venomous. The toxicity of that venom to people is what is important. In this area, only the black widows and brown recluse can hurt humans. Neither will hurt you if unprovoked and can generally be avoided.
Spiders are fascinating creatures with truly unique features.
Not all spiders make webs, instead some hunt with an ambush technique. Among these spiders are the large and hairy wolf spiders.
Last updated: April 10, 2015