The spider which “hails” from Europe, but is also in North America, is not considered dangerous but can obviously inflict some pain by injecting venom into its victim if provoked. Wolf spiders are a part of the same family of spiders which include brown recluse spider, black widow spider, hobo spider, grass spider, mouse spider, huntsman spider and several others.
No word as to whether or not the man was teasing the spider and the spider had just had enough.
Most spider bites from Wolf Spiders have symptoms such as itching, swelling and moderate pain.
For this gentleman, who was bitten in outdoors while working in on a compost pile in a garden center, anti-venom was given upon arrival to the hospital before the eventual cause (spider bite) was determined.
The victim was able to leave the hospital later that day.
No word on the whereabouts of the accused Wolf Spider.August 22, 2008 – 12:52 pm