Trichonephila clavipes
(Golden Silk Orb-weaver)

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Hi. This is a gold silk orb weaver Nephila clavipes species. They are mildly venomous, but very reluctant to bite, no worse than a bee sting. Very docile and not aggressive at all.
Actually one of few spiders they let children handle at bug fairs.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2023

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