A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long.
A video, posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos, shows the beach at the town of Aitoliko in western Greece under siege from the dense web.
Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube.
The web has been built by spiders of the Tetragnatha genus. 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.
However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don’t pose a threat.
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SOURCE: The Guardian, Martin Belam