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Endangered Eyeless Spider Indefinitely Delays $15M Texas Highway Project

Endangered Eyeless Spider Indefinitely Delays $15M Texas Highway Project

September 12, 2012 11:14 AM

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.

Read more: http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/09/12/endangered-eyeless-sp...

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Don't care much for ESA

Don't care much for ESA enforcement, but anything that spoils Texas' endless road building is good in my book.

Southern Agrarian


That's completely understandable, if no eyes, can't see oncoming traffic. ugh!!