Tigrosa helluo

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Hi, We've seen this type of spider twice now. We live in Suffield, Connecticut. Our backyard is very damp/swampy and we've gotten a lot of rain this year.
The spider is a dark, grayish brown, and about 1.5/2 inches in length. It has long legs that are bent at the "knee?"
The first time we saw this spider, was in the bathroom, after a shower. It was sitting calmly on the floor near the start of the tub. It made little/no movement and didn't attempt to bite or go after my dog who was sitting on the floor with her back to the spider for about 20 min.
The second time, we saw it in the kitchen at night when we went to get a drink of water. Our dog chased it across the floor, it moved a bit slow and when we pulled her away, it remained in the same place, frozen. My husband picked it up and threw it in the trash.
Does anyone know what this is? Please help! We want to make sure they aren't harmful or dangerous to us or our pets.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂 (Wolf Spider)

ItsyBitsy

Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance and are unlikely to bite except in self defense. This isn’t a species that wants to be indoors, if you start seeing more they are likely wandering in somewhere by accident or they’re preying on something else in the area. You can reduce the number of spiders you find in your home by sealing cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation, etc., vacuum everywhere and empty the canister outside.

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