Pippan wrote in post #18760757
Just to get your heart racing! All spiders are venomous but almost all, like this big girl (her body is 40mm - 1 1/2" long), are harmless. Unless you're one of her boyfriends like the little orange ones on the web. If so, you're more likely than not to be eaten during or after copulation.
But I've walked through their webs and had them on my face: no drama!
Pippan, I guess I'm in the minority, because I really don't mind spiders. Like you, I've walked through their webs, and had them crawling on me. We have one spider out here that I tend to avoid. It's the black widow, and I've been bitten by one as a kid. It was not pleasant (I got pretty sick). Even our very large tarantulas are not poisonous to humans, and it's always fun to find one in the wild. They are non aggressive and we've let them crawl on us numerous times when we find one. I like the fact that spiders catch and eat many insects that are unpleasant, such as flies, and mosquitoes.