Friday, October 31, 2008

World's Biggest Spider Web Found in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, and this monster spider web is no different.

Discovered by park rangers at Lake Tawakoni State Park in Texas, the football-field sized web is actually the result of millions of spiders working together. Strangely enough, spiders don't normally organize themselves in large social units, though so far their efforts have been incredibly successful.

Described as 'fairy-tale white' by the rangers who first arrived on the scene, the web is now a few shades darker as it is completely blanketed by ill-fated mosquitoes. The smorgasbord will likely continue until the autumn when the spiders short lives will come to an end.


Aquahoma said...
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Aquahoma said...

That is not a spiders web. It is a web caused by web worms.

They kill the trees. When the web gets this big they can wipe out a whole forest in a few short months.

We always use the shop vac and suck up the web and the worms as soon as we see them starting, and then throw them away in the trash. We've lost 2 trees from these nasty little buggers. Yes I live in Texas