A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece

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A vast area of greenery has been covered by the web, reports the Daily Hellas.

Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube.

The locals in the picturesque town of Aitoliko, Greece woke up to the unusual sight on Monday, Sept. 17: a 1,000-foot blanket of spider webs cloaking the entire eastern coast of the lagoon, according to Daily Hellas.

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But this particular spider-web is one of the largest ever witnessed and, as the local scientists admitted, the increased number of mosquitoes led to the appearance of more Tetragnatha spiders.

Molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece explained, "These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora".

Speaking to Greek news websites, molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki said that the spiders are not unsafe to humans and she not be feared. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have elongated bodies - and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders - Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to run across water faster than they can move on land. "The spiders will have their party and will soon die". The trio of conditions were quite ideal for the spiders, which made quick work of the shrubbery, transforming it into their own mating den. Plus, they probably won't stick around too long.

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