Jo Forbes was mowing her yard in Cobargo, New South Wales when she found a spider in the grass that had hundreds of baby spiders clinging onto its back.
She said that she picked the spider up and moved it out of the path of the lawnmower so that it was safe and she could get back to mowing the yard. However, before she removed the spider, she took three pictures of the beautiful creature.
After taking the pictures, she then posted them on the Facebook group called the Australian spider identification page and asked the people in the group to please help her identify the insect.
Jo Forbes wrote in the Australian spider identification page on Facebook, “I found this spider with lots of baby spiders on its back while I was mowing. I moved it out of harm’s way and then when I went back to take another photo, all the babies had gone. Please can someone ID it for me? Thank you. This was in Cobargo, NSW.”
Many of the commenters on the post were quick to say that it was a female wolf spider and one of the few species of spiders to carry its infants with it to protect them. You can take a look below to see the Facebook post she shared.