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By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 7:17 am in Uncategorized.

Walloping Web was the work of thousands of Texas spiders.
Last week you may have read or watched on TV about the gigantic spider web that was discovered in Texas, and just figured, ha, ha, another phony story about things always being bigger in Texas. Well, I’ve got news for you.

In this case, it’s true. And it’s not only one gigantic Texas spider web … it’s actually thousands of spider webs all carefully sewn together into a massive web of astronomical proportions that stretches hundreds of yards in a ghostly canopy covering trees and everything.

Not only that, together, these thousands of spiders have carefully coordinated their actions to build and rebuild this monstrous web THREE TIMES after the elements have destroyed it. “Carefully coordinated.” Think about it.

Entomologists say it may have taken months for all those spiders to weave such a ponderous web. An entomologist at Texas A&M reportedly found at least 12 spider families responsible for the web — including funnel web weavers, sac spiders, orb weavers (your favorite garden spiders that spin those big, beautiful round webs), mesh web weavers, wolf spiders, pirate spiders, jumping spiders, and low-jawed orb weavers. (Information from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

And this is the REAL scary part of this when you think about it. Thousands of spiders working together as never before to spin the mother web of all webs … so they could catch more (and bigger?) prey. Check this out:

What’s next?

** Thousands of earwigs cramming themselves inside your morning Times so they can give you a BIG surprise when you pick your newspaper up off your driveway and open it in your kitchen?

** Great clouds of gigantic mosquitoes darkening the skies above your backyard, waiting to suck you dry when you go out after work to mow your lawn?

** Huge armies of snails banding together to slime the ground in all directions and send you slipping and sliding across your yard into a huge butterfly-net-shaped spider web hanging down from your back fence?

Why is this happening?

Pollution? Pesticides? Global warming?

Does anyone have Al Gore’s telephone number?

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