What kind of spider is this in my yard?

Miami Cuse
October 10, 2019

There is a giant spider in my yard and it built a web between a Bird Of Paradise plant and the flood light under the eave.

It's bigger than any spider I have seen in south Florida, from tip of leg to tip of leg I estimate to be just over three inches. It has a few other insect victims on its web.

It has an almost golden body and gold/black stripped legs. Is it harmless? Is it poisonous?

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