Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Beach in 1000-Foot-Long Web

В Греции пауки захватили целый пляж

В Греции пауки захватили целый пляж

A vast area of greenery has been covered by the web, reports the Daily Hellas.

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They are known to build webs near watery habitats such as the lagoon - creating mating dens.

Scientists say the arachnids are merely enjoying the handsome weather and availability of food, taking the opportunity to "party".

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Professor Maria Chatzaki, at the Democritus University of Thrace said, 'It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party. Basically, when the conditions are appropriate, these spiders get a chance to overeat and mate. Tetragnatha spiders are often mating in the summer and early autumn months.

Fortunately, while it is quite a freaky sight to those who are unfamiliar to it, the spider party isn't harmful to the people or the environment.

Though those with phobias may find the sudden presence frightening, experts say these spiders aren't risky to humans and were likely just taking advantage of favorable mating conditions. The spiders are likely from the genus Tetragnatha which are commonly known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. Chatzaki also added that the spiders usually do the same thing every couple of years, where they turn the whole town into a horrific bacchanalia and die soon afterwards. Plus, they probably won't stick around too long.

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