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Venomous eight-eyed wolf spider spotted in Sussex

The rare spider carrying her egg sac Credit: Peter Lovett

A rare, venomous wolf spider has been spotted and handled by Peter Lovett, a natural history expert in Sussex.

Mr Lovett, from Cuckfield, took pictures with the spider on his hand!

The spider has eight eyes in three rows. Wolf spiders can be up to two inches long. This one was carrying her egg sac.

Peter said: "She was lovely - clearly a very devoted mother. They run very fast so it's really unusual to have got such a good photo. She ran off again afterwards."