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Massive Texas Spider Web

 

Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a massive spider web that covers several trees, shrubs and ground cover along a 200 yard stretch of trail at the Lake Tawakoni State Park.

The superintendent of the park, Donna Garde, said "At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland. Now it's filled with so many mosquitoes it's turned a little brown...you can hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs."

Officials at the park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, and others won't go near it.

 
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  I hate spiders  
 
but I hate 'Skeeters even more.
 
  by: walter3ca   08/30/2007 06:03 PM     
  Wow...  
 
Reminds me of how I help my parents decorate their woods for Halloween. Every year we put out huge fake spider webs... and every year we end up with a lot of real spiders in them when we go to take them down.
 
  by: Dark_Stang   08/30/2007 06:26 PM     
  They should change..  
 
the name of the lake to Screaming Mosquitoes lake.
 
  by: Vhan     08/30/2007 06:50 PM     
  massive spider web  
 
personally i love spider... i'm but not a fan of them crawling on me.

spider web are absolutely amazing... so long at they're not in your house... i have spiders in my house, especially in the basement, as long at they don't get too close to me i let them live, or even put them back outside, caught nice big red one yesterday, kept it for 24 hours and put it outside after that...

i'd like to see a web network like this in person.
 
  by: havoc666     08/30/2007 06:53 PM     
  Think that one's big?  
 
Saw this awhile back:

http://www.flatrock.org.nz/...
 
  by: caution2     08/30/2007 06:59 PM     
  @ caution  
 
ah, thanks for the link... no more red or black grapes from tesco for me (i'll stop the green too while i am at it!)!
 
  by: DarkAngelJG     08/30/2007 10:19 PM     
  You think that one's big  
 
You should see the one behind my couch.
 
  by: Rev Toto   08/31/2007 09:09 AM     
  @Rev Toto  
 
man I'm tired, thought your post read
"You should see the ones in my cooch" o.O;;
 
  by: Vhan     08/31/2007 09:40 AM     
  I have something of a peace accord  
 
With spiders.

If they stay in certain areas, behind the TV, behind the PC ect, I shine a lamp onto the wall/web and lots of insect head for them.
 
  by: Feanor   08/31/2007 05:30 PM     
  We need more spiders  
 
and less pesticide. I try to buy organics whenever I can because of this.

There are so many species of spider it can be difficult to tell them apart and which ones are poisonous. That's the only reason I don't like them around, if I can't identify them. Otherwise I'll put them outside.

Mosquitoes and flies are species I think we could all live without. I hope for their extinction but I doubt it will ever happen. Maybe someone will invent a way to alter their genes to limit their ability to reproduce, like gradually make them sterile.
 
  by: ibcm   09/06/2007 09:42 AM     
  Ooh!! I'd love to see that!!  
 
I love spiders and spiders love me. And my house! :O)
 
  by: gerbilByte   02/19/2008 11:30 PM     
 
 
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