Facts About the Viciousqueen
The viciousqueen is a rare, and extremely aggressive form of spider. It has been found to inhabit the Southeastern states of the United States, particularly around the Mississippi River in the Mobile and Tuscaloosa counties. It is considered to be a sub-species of the wolf spider, and has been recorded since the early 1900’s in a variety of locations in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Though these specimens have been commonly distributed between these different states, the exact origin of these creatures remains unknown.
This particular species is considered a huntsman spider, which is a large predatory arachnid that is capable of taking down large animals, including birds and rodents. However, unlike the wolf spider, the viciousqueen prefers to hunt mostly what it considers meal; animals that it has been observed hunting recently, such as mice and rats. These spiders are not often seen, which is surprising since they can make for a powerful bite with their toxic venom. It is said that these creatures can create enough venom to kill a small horse in one strike, and although there is some debate over this, it is clear that they can cause significant harm to humans who are unlucky enough to come into contact with them.
While it is unclear why the viciousqueen tends to only select certain animals for its bites, scientists speculate that this behavior may be linked to territorial behavior. The Southeastern states seem to be the only location in the United States where the viciousqueen is found in large numbers, although it has also been found in the northern reaches of the Mexico and Pacific Northwest. Regardless of the exact reason for the spider’s preference of particular animals, the bites of these creatures are highly unpleasant and can leave victims with agonizing injuries. Many individuals that become infected by these bites experience severe symptoms such as swelling in and around the area of the bite, and although these symptoms tend to go away after a few days, some can take as many as ten days to disappear entirely.
The primary means of entry for this spider is through the bite of another animal. Although it is not clear how this spider manages to inject venom into its victim, it has been discovered that it often injects a small amount of venom near the area of the bite. It is also possible for the creature to inject a larger quantity of venom in a number of different locations throughout the body. Though this method leaves the victim more open to other infection, it does leave the spider with a number of additional advantages. For one, the venom injected by this species is highly effective in eliminating any form of disease. In addition, the venom also serves to keep the prey from moving, which may allow the victim to escape or fight back against the predator.
It is not clear why the viciousqueen tends to select its preferred victims, but it has been observed in a number of cases that the spider will choose a human victim over other animals. This species is especially aggressive when guarding young and weak animals, and it tends to bite its prey before the animals can flee. When attacking a human, however, this species relies on surprise and can often inflict a large amount of pain on the victim.
Though the spider may be found throughout most of Australia, it is found in low numbers in the central parts of the country. There is a chance of seeing this species in the Sydney suburbs, but they tend to be timid and are rarely seen in large numbers. There is also a chance of encountering this species in the coastal regions of South Australia, where they may wander inland along coastal sand dunes. It is important to remember, though, that there are strict laws regarding the entry of this poisonous spider in the country, and tourists are advised that they should never attempt to handle a live spider.