In Texas, spiders have learned to cooperate. And I, for one, salute our new arachnid overlords.
But Tuesday afternoon, thousands of Texas spiders were back at it, working to rebuild an immense spider web at Lake Tawakoni State Park that at one time stretched about 200 yards, covering bushes and trees to create a creepy canopy.
Researchers say they now believe thousands of spiders from different species worked together to make one huge web — much different from the traditional individual webs that would normally be woven. Together, they’ve built and rebuilt a web that has caught countless bugs and the attention of people nationwide.
“These spiders seem to be working together to build it back,” said Zach Lewis, an office clerk at the park. “It’s really something to see.