What is this spider?

by Joe
(Las Vegas, Nevada. USA)


Found in my house tonight. Las Vegas, Nevada. The picture looks a little green, it looked more brown. If you know what it is or is it dangerous let me know.

Hi Joe, this looks to be a type of wood spider, which although they are ferocious hunters of their prey (insects and other spiders) they don't tend to be harmful to humans.

They just look scary, and I always refer to them as wearing army boots, because you can actually hear them clumping across the floor.

They live in the forest, or shrubby areas and generally only make it into your house in the fall. If they are getting in frequently, it's time to investigate where they are finding their way inside.

Best of luck with your new tenant!
Jacki

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