SAN ANTONIO - An endangered species of spider not seen in more than three decades unexpectedly appeared in northwest San Antonio two weeks ago, showing up in the middle of a $15.1 million highway underpass project.http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Rare-spider-halts-San-Antonio-road-project-3848991.php
A biologist discovered the eyeless spider, called the Braken Bat Cave meshweaver, after rain exposed a 6-foot-deep natural hole in a highway median at Texas 151 and Loop 1604.
About 80,000 vehicles a day traveled this intersection in 2010, according to TxDOT. For drivers, the spider could mean big delays in the completion of the underpass.
Now, both federal agencies will re-evaluate the project until they can agree on a plan that doesn't disturb any spiders potentially living in the area, or the habitat where the creatures might be bedding down.
Wowzers. We must not disturb the spiders, especially where they are taking a nap. Somebody needs to tell these nimrods that the rest of civilization simply steps on these things when they show up.
Two federal agencies will re-evaluate the project. If ever there was a shining example of our dysfunctional federal government wasting time and money, this is it.
Two federal agencies. Man, if ever there was a reason to eliminate two federal agencies, this is it.
It's no wonder we are in decline.