Friday, August 31, 2007
That which I have feared has come to pass
Everything about this article is absolutely terrifying.
Some excerpts (which made me wet myself):
Entomologists 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.
"Now it [the massive web is] 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...
"I've been hearing from entomologists from Ohio, Kansas, British Columbia — all over the place..."
These spiders are organizing and creating webs that are clearly large enough to catch Quianas and they have been documented in our Canadian backyard. Nature is poised to attack and we are totally screwed.
I can never visit my parents in BC again. Sorry Mom! I will really miss you after the spiders get you!
Here is another pic with people in it for perspective.