September 28, 2007

Cobweb Spiders in Texas

Snapshots In My Time...
Of My Time.....Hauntings.

This is my worst nightmare come to life. To actually find out that there are cobweb spiders that work together is just plain scary! Who knew. I thought this was a fake story but no. It is not! Now I would want to see it but it reminds me of the episode of the x files in which loggers cut down a tree and something that was alive in the rings gets out and it attackes at night and spins a web around you. At the very end Fox and Mulder were trying to leave the forest when they were attacked or swarmed. That was a very creepy episode! I think I will have to go watch it again on tomorrow.

Etomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park.

Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won't go anywhere near it.

"At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland," said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park about 45 miles east of Dallas. "Now it's filled with so many mosquitoes that it's turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs."

Spider experts say the web may have been constructed by social cobweb spiders, which work together, or could be the result of a mass dispersal in which the arachnids spin webs to spread out from one another.


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