1. John Morales says

    fergl, you know you’re on the internet, right?

    A Wolf spider is a member of the group of spiders whose scientific name is the Lycosidae. Lycos means “wolf” in Greek. These spiders get their name from the way they hunt, which the people who named them thought was like the way wolves hunt. However, wolves hunt in packs but spiders are solitary animals. Their way of hunting is more like that of solitary cats such as the cheetahs. They generally wait for their prey to wander close by, and then they rush in to kill it.

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  2. monkeysea says

    Wolf spiders climb my walls & eat my Pholcus phalangioides.
    I catch them in my spider cup & ask them to relocate, but not too far.
    Some of them get pretty big, like little tarantulas, but fast.
    The Pholcus phalangioides are the most easy-to-find spiders around my place.
    My missus doesn’t see them as well as I do, which is of great benefit to the spiders.
    They’ve entertained me for decades.

  3. azpaul3 says

    Oh, what a chilling and squirm-inducing ugly spectacle to pop up on my screen.

    And to think, I actually come here voluntarily.

  4. Silentbob says

    @ ^
    Oh look, baby peed his diapers again. How long do you think you’ve got ’til mommy comes to collect you this time little man?

  5. says

    Poor guy. He struggles so hard to post his self-indicting racist/misogynist/transphobic/hateful slurs here, and everyone is learning to recognize his repulsive style. He’s straining to get past the blacklist, inventing new email addresses, posting and getting blocked, reposting and getting blocked, reposting again and getting blocked, until he finds the right combo to let his pathetic screeds through.

    And then I come along, click a button to reveal all the latest comments, and click each one and delete it with minimal effort. It’s worth it for him to get to screech a disgusting slur at someone in a drive-by that stays up for a few hours, I guess. Poor, poor, pathetic man.

  6. says

    Nice looking spider, great photo.
    more applause
    Yes, it’s pathetic, but some of the comments are contemptibly vile. It poisons the blog to leave the really awful ones intact.

  7. says

    I don’t leave them intact. As soon as I catch them, I delete them and block the perpetrator’s email. Unfortunately, right now I can only check in sporadically.

  8. davidc1 says

    Doc ,I hope you know you are robbing us of a lot of harmless fun ,I know it must be boring for you to read it all first .
    Some lousy dipshit reported me on faceache ,the page i was commenting on isn’t worth a wank ,but there are site on there
    I find useful ,my GP thinks i am in the early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis ,and there is a site on there for others with the
    condition .
    So your site is only one of the places where a wackaloon shows up that i can comment on .

  9. Tethys says

    This must be a different type of wolf spider than the striped variety I’m familiar with. I’ve gone out with a flashlight at night to see how many sets of spider eyes would be sparkling from the lawn. I’m not phobic, but revealing hundreds of them was enough to induce the creepy crawlies.

    Perhaps the inferior troll could be disemvoweled?

  10. Mobius says

    Yes, @22. In OK, our wolf spiders are a grey brown with a large black spot on their abdomen.

  11. davidc1 says

    How do the females eat when they are dragging their egg sacs around with them .
    I used to see them sunning themselves on nettle leaves .