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A Carolina Wolf Spider found in Ohio

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Carolina Wolf Spider at burrow entrance, with borescope tube. (Photo: Jim McCormac) Carolina Wolf Spider at burrow entrance, with borescope tube. (Photo: Jim McCormac)
ADAMS COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A Carolina Wolf Spider has been found in Ohio - for the first time in 60 years.

A group of naturalists found the spider on Saturday during a trip to the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System, a nature preserve run by the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Nature Conservancy, in Adams County.

The spider has orange fangs and thick gray fur. Cute right?

The South Carolina State Parks website says the Carolina Wolf Spider is the largest wolf spider in North America and is one of the largest of the 2,200+ species of wolf spiders found worldwide.

This 3-inch to 4-inch terrestrial spider lives across the U.S. and southern Canada and, like other wolf spiders, has eight eyes that are arranged in three rows.

Wolf spiders are thought to look similar to brown recluses and are often killed because they resemble these dangerous spiders.

These spiders aren't poisonous, but it does carry venom in its fangs to paralyze the insects it eats.

Wolf spiders hunt alone and get their name because they run down their prey instead of trapping it in a web. Agile hunters, they rely on their good eyesight for hunting at night.

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