Spider Web Covers Half a Mile in Tennessee Suburb

Spiderweb takes over neighborhood
That's not frost on the ground in Tennessee — it's a giant spider web.

And you thought that one on your porch was big. North Memphis, Tennessee residents were intrigued to find a half-mile-long spider web stretching across a field in their suburb. Experts say the culprits are likely sheetweb spider weavers, known to construct messy webs close to the ground to entangle their prey. "In fields and meadows, there are often literally millions of spiders doing their thing, unseen and unappreciated by us,” said Memphis Zoo curator Steve Reichling. “I would not want to live in a world where such things were no longer possible. The presence of these spiders tells us that all is well with nature at that location.” — Read it Discovery News

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