I think it may be a southern house spider after much googling...
Southern House spider- female
She is huge and lives under my window shutter on the front porch. I have a 2 year old. Will she bite? If she has babies, will it be soon and will they infiltrate?
Hi. Actually, for their docile nature and reluctance to bite (may not be able to), these are one of few spiders they let children handle at bug fairs. Your two year old will be just fine, I see she is in her web and unless driven out, will spend her life right there just eating bugs. One I rescued in a rain storm lived behind my water cooler 5 years, 4 of her offspring lived in other pars of the house. If they have to compete, they will kill heir young, but they are also a maternal sort feeding their… Read more »
Thank you so much!! Her size gave me the creeps but I feel much better now!! She will continue to live on our porch and eat all the annoying bugs that flock to our porch light at night!! Lol thank you again!!!!