Everything's Bigger in Texas, Including Spider Webs

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    Giant spider webs invade Dallas suburb: Where did they come from?

    "Thousands of spiders joining forces to build webs tall enough to cover trees may sound like something straight out of a horror movie, but that's exactly what's happening in Rowlett, Texas.

    Visitors driving along CA Roan Drive, a tree-lined stretch of road in the Dallas suburb, will notice giant “glistening webs ... draping the trees like shrouds," as described by Mike Merchant, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Rowlett. These webs extend up to 40 feet and are inhabited by the thousands of spiders who came together to spin them in a communal effort."

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