Spiders covered the 300-meter "network" coast of Greece

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In pictures: Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece

A series of incredible photos show the edge of a lagoon blanketed in white - but it's not snow or dew, it's a 300-metre long stretch of thick spider webs made by thousands of busy arachnids.

In recent days, the webs have draped plants, trees and boats along the lagoon in Aitoliko, a town of canals that's otherwise known as Greece's "Little Venice". 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.

"The spiders are taking advantage of these conditions, and are having a kind of a party". 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.

Apparently, low numbers of mosquitoes this year have created the ideal storm for the mating arachnids: "The spiders are taking advantage of these conditions, and are having a kind of a party".

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Behind the phenomenon, Pergantis said, are the spiders' favorite snacks: gnats.

Tetragnatha is a genus of spiders that contains many thousands of species colloquially known as "stretch spiders" due to their long and elongated bodies. They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time. "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", added Maria.

Fortunately, you probably won't need to run away from them.

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