Spiders invade town with half a mile web

A town in Memphis has been invaded by spiders after the creepy-crawlies spun a web stretching almost half a mile.

Spiders invade town with half a mile web

A town in Memphis has been invaded by spiders after the creepy-crawlies spun a web stretching almost half a mile.

The residents of the tiny suburb have been left fearing for their lives after thousands of the eight-legged arthropods set up home and have been scurrying around the streets.

Frances Ward, who lives in the area, told WMC: "I've never seen anything like this. It's like a horror movie."

However, Memphis Zoo curator Steve Reichling is convinced the huge web won't pose a problem for society.

He explained: "In fields and meadows, there are often literally millions of spiders doing their thing, unseen and unappreciated by us.

"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."

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