american grass spider

Remember when I said I like spiders? I still like spiders. I also use the tag “spider” so you can block it if they bother you.

Found this pretty lady on some sandbags I was trying to move. She is an American grass spider (genus Agelenopsis) and they are harmless to humans. I gently picked her up and found her to be surprisingly laid back: grass spiders are skittish and retreat to hiding spaces very rapidly! So I thought I would use this opportunity to take a photo.

Remember! Don’t be mad at spiders, or at me for posting them. Use a tag blocker! Spiders don’t hate you, they are not plotting to murder you, this I promise.