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    Spiders create giant web

    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.

    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."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070830/ap_on_re_us/odd_giant_spider_web


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    hey,they do everything big in Texas!---600 foot long spider-web yikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Hamilton View Post
    hey,they do everything big in Texas!---600 foot long spider-web yikes
    Id love to be a Texan in my next life.....come into my palour Pete.

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    EEK, that really creeps me out, I hate spiders, we have some really deadly and ugly spiders here down under.
    Check out this link about one of our most deadly spider, funnel web.



    http://www.austmus.gov.au/factsheets/funnelweb.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    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.

    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."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070830/...ant_spider_web
    Ive never thought of spiders working together to make one web...thanks DK for the link....education never stops.

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    That is way cool! Thanks for the link DK.

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    "There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs."

    Since when did mosquitoes start screeching?

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    lol--guess they mean "buzzing"--at any rate,glad its only the web that's huge and not the spiders--otherwise we'd have a Harry Potter scene lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Hamilton View Post
    lol--guess they mean "buzzing"--at any rate,glad its only the web that's huge and not the spiders--otherwise we'd have a Harry Potter scene lol
    That's for sure! I was disappointed the link didn't include a picture,I would have loved to have seen it!

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    Here's a link that includes two pictures. Eek!

    Yet another thing for us to brag about in Texas.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...1.4348b6d.html


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    This just freaks me out! I watched some crazy movie on TV not long ago with caves and spiders and huge webs. That's what this reminds me of.

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    Yuck...
    It would be a good pace for a horror movie!!

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    Jeana is going to love this thread!!
    LOLOL

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    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    I'm not afraid of spiders........... but don't like them.

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    Well I guess that's one way to get rid of our mosquito problem.

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