That’s really an arachnaphobe’s worst nightmare.
Giant spider webs extending up to 40 feet draping the trees like shrouds are covering trees along CA Roan Drive in Rowlett, Texas. And are were spinned by millions of spiders during a mass dispersal event.
But what’s exactly happening in Rowlett, Texas?
Baffled at the beginning, arachnologists and entomologists say these giant spider webs may have resulted from a “mass dispersal” event.
In such an event, millions of tiny spiders or spiderlings spin out silk filaments to ride air currents in a phenomenon known as “ballooning.”
This phenomenon, while rare, is not unprecedented. In 2007, a giant spider web appeared in Lake Tawakoni State Park, roughly 35 miles from Rowlett.
These giant webs in Dallas are really something out of a low-budget horror movie… But in much bigger this time.