What is everyone gazing at so intensely in this photograph? A marvel of nature just as remarkable as our yellow buckeye, that I am identifying as a Rabid Wolf Spider. Check out those pairs of eyes! And do you realize what is covering its back? Yes! Babies! Hundreds of spider babies! Every few seconds one of these babies would jump off ready to be out in the big world by itself.
According to our spider book, the spiderlings ride on the female's back until ready to disperse. The species is harmless to people, but its bite is feared. The yellow and black head stripes are what marks this spider as different from other wolf spiders .