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Spooky News: Spiders Take Over Greek Town

Spooky News: Spiders Take Over Greek Town

Spiders are slowly but surely taking over the town of Aitoliko with their webs covering just about everything

Greek? More like eek!! If you’re not a fan of spiders, you should definitely consider not visiting the Greek town of Aitoliko for a while. An army of spiders is slowly weaving enough webs to cover the entire town - and the results are like something out of a scary movie.

 Photo courtesy of Giannis Giannakopoulos

Photo courtesy of Giannis Giannakopoulos

The spiders are most likely from the spider clan of Tetragnatha - commonly known as stretch spiders. They live in many areas around the world and tend to build their homes near water. Some of these spiders can even walk on water

The spider’s webs are seemingly everywhere - covering trees, road signs, and everything in between…and nobody in the town seems to be too bothered by it. Apparently, this is not the first time that there has been a spidey takeover in the town, or other places for that matter. In 2015, Tetragnatha spiders wove a web as large as a standard football field in Dallas, Texas. 

 Photo courtesy of LTSP Office Sundance/Texas Government

Photo courtesy of LTSP Office Sundance/Texas Government

According to molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, “Theses spiders are not dangerous for humans and will not cause any damage to the area’s flora…the spiders will have their party and will soon die.”

One positive thing about this spidey takeover? These spiders love to eat mosquitoes. So, not only is the town of Aitoliko already the winner for any Halloween decoration contest, but they also can be mosquito-less. 

What do you think about this spidey takeover? Let us know in the comments section and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more spidey reads and other entertaining news. 

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