Horrifying moment hundreds of tiny baby spiders pile on to the back of their huge mother before scattering when a woman disturbs them while mowing her lawn
- Woman made frightening discovery in her yard in Cobargo on NSW south coast
- She found hundreds of baby spiders clinging to back of a massive wolf spider
- Species is non-aggressive but will give a poisonous bite if they are provoked
Hundreds of baby spiders have been spotted clinging to the back of a massive one nestled in a garden before the tiny critters scampered away when they were noticed.
A woman from Cobargo on the NSW south coast made the terrifying discovery in her yard last week and turned to social media to find out the species.
‘I found this spider with lots of baby spiders on its back while I was mowing. I moved it out of harms way and then when I went back to take another photo, all the babies had gone. Please can someone ID it for me?’ she posted on Facebook.
Hundreds of babies were seen clinging to the back of a massive wolf spider (pictured)
The horrifying discovery was spotted in a garden on the NSW south coast last week
Viewers quickly identified the creepy critters as wolf spiders.
‘Damn that’s scary still – even without the 300 babies that could crawl all over me. Just made me shiver and wipe my arms,’ a friend commented on the post.
Commonly found across Australia, wolf spiders are robust, agile hunters that live on the ground and are often found in lawns and gardens.
They are non-aggressive but will bite if provoked and should be considered dangerous to humans.
Their bite is venomous but not lethal.
A Cobargo woman came across the terrifying discovery (pictured) while mowing the lawn