In what must be an arachnophobe's worst nightmare, video has emerged showing a Greek beach covered in huge spider webs.
This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance.More news: Pedro injury 'probably' not serious - Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri
"The spiders will have their party and will soon die".
Scientists explained that it is a seasonal phenomenon, as warmer than usual temperatures, sufficient humidity and food created the ideal conditions for the species to reproduce in large numbers.
"It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party".More news: Google Home Hub Is An Amazon Echo Show Rival Coming This Fall
Local Giannis Giannakopoulos shared pictures Monday of what he described as a "strange and unprecedented spectacle" on his Facebook page, garnering dozens of shares.
The web that spans 1,000 feet is thought to be the product of spiders that belong to the Tetragnatha family, also known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. 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.
Fortunately, the spiders shouldn't cause any permanent damage to the area's plants.More news: Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card: Juventus Star Reportedly To Serve This Ban