Subject: Big ol’ Spider
Location: Nashville, TN
September 26, 2015 8:37 pm
My sister came across this spider when she walked right into its web on her back porch this morning. She said the web felt incredibly strong. Is this thing dangerous?
Signature: Concerned big brother
Dear Concerned Big Brother,
This is a Golden Orbweaver, Argiope aurantia, and it is not an aggressive species, nor is it considered dangerous, though a large individual might bite a person if it is carelessly handled.