This is a Solifugid, an arachnid that resembles a spider.
Are they poisonous
They don’t possess venom glands. I have heard that they do bite, however. While they are quite intimidating, I think they are next to harmless.
Well thank you I was concerned if it bit my pug if it would hurt him
I love dogs more than spiders so I appreciate your concern!
Not sure how accurate Wikipedia is they say it could kill a small dog
LOL, no. I didn’t see that in the article Former linked, just something about an old urban legend that involved a family that thought one killed their dog. If a dog held still and the Solifugue knew where the Carotid Artery is located and managed to cut through to it….in other words…no. Your veterinarian would know if there is any serious risk.
It’s a wind scorpion a.k.a. Nevada camel spider. Yeah. My husband and I discovered them last year in Spring Creek, Nevada, where I’ve lived my whole life and never seen them before. It took a lot of digging but you’ll find (limited) information if you search for it. They are nocturnal and can run up to 10mph but they are mostly harmless to humans. They will bite if threatened, using their jaw which makes up I think 2/3 of its head, which is just wrong. They resemble the ones from Afghanistan because they’re a desert spider, I imagine. Thankfully ours… Read more »