I know right.. eeeek! Fear not. Although the female golden orb (really good link) seen here, can grow to an impressive four centimetres or more, not counting leg span, they are not aggressive and although their bite may cause mild local pain, numbness and swelling, it is not lethal for humans. I used my long lens not willing to test this info.. for me it would be the shock that would kill me :) They build their webs with yellow gold webbing into which a variety of insects are trapped, wrapped and saved in a cache for later consumption, this female has quite a cache developing there. In the last shot you will see a few brave, much smaller (six millimeters) males hanging around.. you really have to click the above link to see what those brave wee creatures have to endure to mate, and then if she's in a bad mood.. she'll just eat him, shudder! Arachnophobia anyone.. or is that just me :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..