CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)
Rather LARGE spider as spiders go. Not the best photo, but it was dark when found hanging out on the patio.
“It is not a dangerous spider, but a locally painful bite, sometimes with noticeable swelling, can be delivered to any human who carelessly handles a pantropical huntsman spider or accidentally traps it, for example, in a shoe.” source: source: http://www.entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/spiders/giant_crab_spider.htm
Could my patio be on YELP as a good place for a latenight snack? Just to the left of the spider was a Southern Toad for waiting for prey.
From July 2015 on the side of my trashcan: