Greek town buried under spider webs

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According to Chatzaki, residents and tourists should not worry about the webs for long, the spiders will die soon.

A soft, white blanket of webbing formed near a lagoon in western Greece, reportedly allowing a massive mating "party" to ensue between spiders in the town of Aitoliko.

A Western Greek beach has almost been taken over with more than 900 feet of spider webs.

Apparently, low numbers of mosquitoes this year have created the ideal storm for the mating arachnids: "The spiders are taking advantage of these conditions, and are having a kind of a party".

"It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party", Chatzaki said, according to the BBC.

"They fly through the sky and then we see these falls of spider webs that look nearly as if it's snowing". They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time. Experts said that the scene was created by a type of spider that feeds on the mosquito population in the area.

Tetragnatha spiders, Live Science reports, are known for their long, ovular bodies, even dubbed as "stretch spiders" because of it.

Local officials say they expect as the temperatures begin to drop, so will the number of spiders. In 2015, a similar event was reported with Tetragnatha spiders in Dallas, Texas where webbing took over a "football-field" length area.

Although neither the gnats or the spiders are unsafe to humans, CNN predicts getting rid of the webs will require a lot of dusting.

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