Spiders create giant web

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    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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  3. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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

    dingo Former Member

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    Id love to be a Texan in my next life.....come into my palour Pete.
     
  5. Shazza

    Shazza Former Member

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  6. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    Ive never thought of spiders working together to make one web...thanks DK for the link....education never stops.
     
  7. tennessee

    tennessee Blew out my flipflop. Stepped on a pop top . . .

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    That is way cool! Thanks for the link DK.

    (Dingo, I love your pup.)
     
  8. capps

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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?
     
  9. Peter Hamilton

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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
     
  10. capps

    capps New Member

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    That's for sure! I was disappointed the link didn't include a picture,I would have loved to have seen it!
     
  11. Texana

    Texana Overreaching

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  12. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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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.
     
  13. lisag

    lisag Former Member

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

    Amraann Former Member

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    Jeana is going to love this thread!!
    LOLOL
     
  15. cheko1

    cheko1 New Member

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    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    I'm not afraid of spiders........... but don't like them.
     
  16. NewMom2003

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

    reportertype Dogs are awesome!

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    I agree, anything to kill more mosquitoes.
     
  18. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Jeana's not going to Wills Point anytime soon!!! :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken:
     
  19. 2luvmy

    2luvmy RIP Ragdoll. You don't get to choose how you're go

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    Oh I would be so traumatized if I accidentally ran through this!!!!
     
  20. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    Thankyou Tennessee:)
     
  21. Amraann

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    Told ya they do everything big there!!!
     

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