Skip to comments.Rare spider found in Texas shuts down $15M million construction project
Posted on 09/13/2012 5:38:04 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
A rare spider discovered at a construction site in San Antonio has shut down a $15 million project as federal and state officials consider ways to continue without disrupting the arachnids natural habitat.
The spider, identified as a Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver, is an endangered, non-venomous species that lives in caves, has no eyes and is virtually translucent. Josh Donat, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation, said the recent discovery is only the second time the species has been spotted in more than 30 years.
"This is the second individual spider that's ever been found, Donat told FOX 29. It's not like we found 1 of 5,000 individuals in a species. This is the second time this species has ever been seen by human eyes. The last time it was seen was 32 years ago in 1980 in a little piece of property not far from here."
Donat said the construction project near Highway 151 and Wiseman Road, which began in April, will be put on hold indefinitely as U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials and the Federal Highway Administration consider ways to proceed. The project became subject to the Endangered Species Act once the rare spider was discovered, he said.
The find could halt the project altogether, officials said, as residents who live in the North San Antonio Hills section say theyre frustrated with the situation.
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It lives in a cave right?
And our roads are above ground, I think. Yes, they are.
Have a nice day.
Stomp on it, and get back to work!
The whole problem could be solved by a good workboot on someone’s foot.
Rare spider trumps rare jobs.
I’m so tired of this shit. 99% of the species that ever lived on Earth are now extinct. This f’ing spider isn’t going to change world events.
We need to sprinkle a bunch of these spiders around D.C.
For a consulting fee, I’ve got a couple of 9 1/2 s that can solve their problem.
There is no other explanation.
This is absolutely undeniably utterly insane.
1 - It is NOT “rare”!
2 - It was not “discovered”!
For decades college university students have been tasked with conducting field trips and compiling lists of species within a given grid.
Then, whenever somebody wants to develop that area, the enviro-whackos pull out there list and declare, “you can’t build there, the endangered “widget” lives there.
Nobody else has a list to prove otherwise and they win.
This has gone on across the country for decades.
The Bracken Bat Cave is 30 miles or more from this intersection - did this spider hitch a ride?
It's an I.Q. test to see how long the politically correct elites running our country can get away with fooling the voters and taxpayers. Quite a while it appears. There are only two ways to end this: the voting booth (ID card please!) or civil war.
I am not related to the Braken Spiders.
Odd, translucent spiders often hide in my house. Dang things are hard to spot on the carpet.
Remind me to squish every spider I see at my job site.
hiding, that's where...
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