I need to know if this is a poisonous spider. Neither I nor my dog wants to be bitten.
Hi. Your spider is a wolf spider, not really much concern. They are venomous like ants and bees, so can’t predict how you may deal with that. They are not prone biters, they will run from you first, ut they can bite if provoked or mashed against the skin. My personal thing, I had a Lab retriever tthat was always nosing them and would get nipped on the snout, sometimes make his nose swell a little, but never bothered him, nor stopped him from nosing the spiders. Your spider looks like she may even be carrying babies, One of the… Read more »
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), Tigrosa georgicola. Like most spiders they have venom but are unlikely to bite except in self-defense and are not considered to be of medical concern. Everyone’s immune system is different though.