OUTRAGE: Spider Halts $15 Million Road Project Indefinitely
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A $15 million road in Texas
Was coming along with no vexes
The project was going OK
Till along came an (eyeless) spider
And sat down beside her
And then all the jobs went away.
The discovery of a rare spider not seen in more than three decades has halted a San Antonio highway construction project indefinitely. Workers found the Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver (Cicurina venii) spider in the middle of the $15.1 million highway construction project after the rain washed away a six feet deep hole in the middle of the highway.
Construction on the underpass project, which has been under way since April, has been halted while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Federal Highway Administration “re-evaluate the project and 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.”
Source: San Antonio Express, September 8, 2012