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Giant Spiders Are Taking Over Our Planet

Giant spider web forming in TexasIn Texas 2007 giant communal spiders began to cast their web over swathes of Lake Tawokoni State Park. The park looked like something from a horror movie.

For a full chronology of The Texas Spider Mystery click here (Picture - Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tom Pennington).

Maryland Web

In 2010 more huge spider webbing was discovered in Maryland. The arachnids had created an immense web inside a waste water treatment plant, an open building covering almost four square acres.

In some areas there were 176 spiders/m³ and the webbing was so dense it had pulled the fluorescent lighting off the wall. I guess that what happens if you let the spring cleaning slip. A report was published in American Entomologist.

More recently spiders have shrouded trees with their webbing in Pakistan, cutting off sunlight and killing the trees.

Huge Dog-Spider Attacks Woman

More recently a Dog-spider was spotted attacking a woman in a park in America. Luckily she managed to defend herself but it was a close call as the spider was making a bee-line for her.

How to Remove A Huntsman From Your Home

Huntsman spiders have long plagued Australian homes, and can give birth to hundreds of spiders – which is why it’s important to safely remove them to an outside area. This Australian father demonstrates how the professionals catch a spider.

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7 Comments

  1. Brigitta
    Posted April 1, 2011 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Great April Fools! the first video is a little black doggy with sipder legs attached to him! But the second video of the spider…that looks like it could be real – not sure! Made us all jump wathing him trying to catch spider with Chinese food container?!? hahahaha

  2. Posted April 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I would pay for someone to get rid of a spider that big in my house!

  3. Posted April 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    “I told you not to play with spiders”

    Ha! Priceless!

  4. Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.

    I am bad enough with “little” sized spiders never mind anything bigger than a 10p piece.

  5. RANDOMER # 1
    Posted July 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    haha lol my brother is afraid to get of his bed

  6. Tesserswilleatyou69
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    EW.i hate spiders.

  7. Posted November 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    By looking to the video i came to know its not a spider. Man its so freaky.
    nice 1.

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