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Blind Spider Discovery Halts Development Of Texas Highway
2012-09-10 09:57:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What has eight legs, is no bigger than a dime, and can stop a $15-million-dollar highway construction project? Why of course, it´s a Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver! It seems the San Antonio, Texas underpass project was halted when the rare spider was discovered after rain exposed a 6-foot-deep natural hole in a highway median at Texas 151 and Loop 1604. The endangered arachnid, which had not been seen in more than 30 years, gave...


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