I discovered this big spider in the front yard and decided to film it. After doing some research, I believe it is in the orb weaver family. I guess it is a type of garden spider that sets up a new web every night and waits for it's victims. They are not poisonous, but they can pack a mean bite that would not be pleasant.
Are you scared of spiders? This video is a little scary. I approached it with a quarter on a metal rod. The thing attacked and then curled into a little ball.