Olios giganteus
(Giant Crab Spider)

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Large Crab Spider

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BugmanDan

Hi, yes, they are called giant crab spiders, your, Olios giganteus, sometimes called golden huntsman.
I call them very harmless, takes a lot to set them off and then, a bite is no worse than a bee sting.
They are found from central Texas to California,north to Oregon border.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/512430
One of my favorite spiders,played with lots as a kid.
A video reminds me of those days:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqOFi3Wzvmk

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