Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We know that dead people vote...but spiders?

Not sure how this ID process works for endangered species but if I were a construction worker and happened upon a spider I'd stomp on the creature before it got the chance to bite...and I would not stop to check if it had eyes or not, and definitely would not ask it if it could see...I've seen what spider bites can do and none of them are pleasant experiences. And how's a guy to know what is endangered?  Do state highway construction workers take a course in arachnology before they are hired?  ~ Norman E. Hooben
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
Don't let the EPA look up your sleeve...
For they may find an edangered flea
...and it will probably cost the taxpayers $15 million dollars
Endangered Eyeless Spider Indefinitely Delays $15M Texas Highway Project
Source CBS Houston
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CBS Houston) — An endangered eyeless spider is holding up a $15 million Texas highway project.
Construction of the highway underpass project on Texas 151 was indefinitely delayed after a biologist consultant with the Texas Department of Transportation discovered the Braken Bat Cave meshweaver, according to San Antonio Express-News.
The Express-News reports the spider, which is about the size of a dime, was added to the endangered species list 12 years ago.
Dr Jean Krejca of Zara Environmental told the paper the finding of this spider is like ”stumbling on a new Galapagos Island.”
Department spokesperson Josh Donat says it’s just now a wait-and-see plan on what to do.
“We have to wait until the Fish and Wildlife Service gives us the thumbs up for plan B or plan C or whatever plan we end up going with,” he told KSAT-TV.
Donat added that the finding was a “huge surprise.”
“It’s phenomenal. Those who are really into spiders geek out about it,” Donat told KSAT. “This is really cool.”
Construction for the $15 million highway project started in April.
This is the second time this type of spider has been found in the world, both times being in Bexar County, Texas

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I've picked out some of the best:
1.  Blind spiders. Unable to see the world beyond their own myopic self-centered view. As a new species we could name them "Arachnae Obama." 
1a.  I believe blind spiders qualify for social security disability benefits.

1b..  Don't forget food stamps. 
1c.  And free housing 

1d.  They can vote, too...

2.  What's the big deal with an eyeless've got a mindless president stopping construction everywhere else in America.

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