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."