Strange! These People Woke Up To Find A Giant Spider Web Taking Over Their Seaside Town In Greece
September 21, 2018 14:11 By Fabiosa
This has to be the biggest spider web in the world, period! And, it was found somewhere in Greece where it seems to have appeared out of nowhere and covered up plants, trees, and boats along the lagoon in the town of Aitoliko.
Residents in the lakeside town Aitoliko in western Greece woke to an otherworldly scene last Tuesday, with the entire eastern shore of the lake covered by a shimmering "veil" of spiders' webs. Photos released on Wednesday by ANA/Yiannis Yiannakopoulos pic.twitter.com/fOSeSnYXyo— ANA-MPA news (@amna_newseng) September 20, 2018
Is this a horror movie set?
Residents are scared and to be honest, who wouldn't? It looks straight out of a horror movie and according to a report on CNN, there are spiders crawling all over the 300-meter-long giant web.
When local resident, Giannis Giannakopoulos, began to notice it days ago, his first instinct was not to run. He got out his camera and took pictures of the strange phenomenon.
What caused it really?
Although this was his first experience with the giant web, he told CNN:
It’s natural for this area to have insects, no one is especially worried.
People are either freaked out online or find it funny, but Greek biologist Fotis Pergantis has offered an explanation.
That’s where the venom movie takes place lol— Jay🎶🇨🇮 (@JSG206) September 21, 2018
And just like that, Greece drops off the bucket list 🕷 🕷— SD Blake (@sdeneen2015) September 21, 2018
Yuck!— Wiser Home Care (@WiserHomeCare) September 21, 2018
Pergantis says the phenomenon is caused by a specific organism favored by spiders for snacking: the gnat. They reproduce rapidly especially in humid regions like Aitoliko.
That said, spider webs are not particularly a cause for alarm, except of course for animals they consider prey. And actually, as the above video shows, their structures are an elaborate feat of engineering. Thoughts?