#1 Endangered Eyeless Spider Indefinitely Delays $15M Texas Highway Project09-13-2012, 12:45 AM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CBS Houston) — An endangered eyeless spider is holding up a $15 million Texas highway project.
Construction of the highway underpass project on Texas 151 was indefinitely delayed after a biologist consultant with the Texas Department of Transportation discovered the Braken Bat Cave meshweaver, according to San Antonio Express-News.
The Express-News reports the spider, which is about the size of a dime, was added to the endangered species list 12 years ago.
Dr Jean Krejca of Zara Environmental told the paper the finding of this spider is like ”stumbling on a new Galapagos Island.”
Department spokesperson Josh Donat says it’s just now a wait-and-see plan on what to do.
“We have to wait until the Fish and Wildlife Service gives us the thumbs up for plan B or plan C or whatever plan we end up going with,” he told KSAT-TV.
Donat added that the finding was a “huge surprise.”
“It’s phenomenal. Those who are really into spiders geek out about it,” Donat told KSAT. “This is really cool.”
Construction for the $15 million highway project started in April.
This is the second time this type of spider has been found in the world, both times being in Bexar County, Texas.
Every able bodied citezen in that area should go for a walk with a can of Raid tonight.
09-13-2012, 09:48 AM
An eyeless spider?
I remember what Homer Simpson said about the "Screamapillar", which was "Are you sure God wants this thing to live?".
09-13-2012, 01:29 PMGood men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Real superheroes don't wear capes. They wear dog tags.
09-13-2012, 11:26 PM
KILL IT NOW!!!May the FORCE be with you!
09-13-2012, 11:43 PM
A project for traffic relief and economic expansion for the area was first envisioned in the 1950's. Wasn't seriously considered until a plan was formulated in the early '80's. Then another decade or two to acquire financing and etc to get the go ahead.
Same thing with the bypass around Copperas Cove. When it's finished in a couple yrs it will have been in the works for about 35 yrs.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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