Wildlife in Maine. Let's talk about it, shall we? It's beautiful and grand, and so many of our animals help our planet stay strong. Some are misunderstood, and today, we're going to talk about one of those creatures.

This does remind me of an article I wrote, All These Wolf Spiders Trespassing in My Maine Home Are Pure Nightmare Fuel. At that time, I was scared to death of spiders. But I was able to learn about them, and have changed my ways. I no longer crush these little guys. I save them because they are not harmful, and the benefits outweigh their ugliness.

Benjamin Klaver shared on Maine Wildlife Facebook Page that he ran into a wolf spider in Kennebunk. His post said the following,

So there I was in Kennebunk yesterday, looking at a stump to see if there was anything interesting to photograph. All of the sudden, movement caught my eye. A super-cute Lycosidae sp.! I tried to get a little closer to take some better shots, but it wasn't as interested in that happening as I was. I was pretty excited to see this one. My spider ID friends have helped identify this as Hogna frondicola. I hope you all can appreciate the beauty of this super-cool wolf spider.

He is trying to open people's eyes to appreciating this spider. He's opened mine even more.

Benjamin Klaver via Facebook
Benjamin Klaver via Facebook

Wolf spiders are very helpful in controlling pests in your home. How Stuff Works came out with an article on the benefits of Wolf Spiders below:

Wolf spider are harmless and, indeed, provide valuable pest control around our homes and yards because they eat pest insects," says Nancy Hinkle, a professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia. "As might be guessed from their name, wolf spiders are hunters and stalk their prey.

These spiders are certainly misunderstood, so keep in mind that they are harmless to you and help to control the other pests in your home.

You're Breaking The Law In Maine If You Have Any Of These Animals As Pets

Stick to the cats and dogs that you know because if you're keeping any of these animals (or animals like them) as pets in Maine, you're breaking the law and could face stiff penalties.

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20 of the Scariest Maine Animals to be Watching you from the Outside

A local raccoon became quite the celebrity the other day when he peaked into a home in Cutler, Maine.

The image was more cute and comedic than anything. However, it did inspire this list of the 20 scariest animals a Mainer would not want to see peaking into their house.

Warning, this list is quite frightening.

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