Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs

Recorded incident was in the city Aitoliko, Greece. The greenery surrounding the lagoon in Aitoliko is buried in thick, sticky cobwebs.

She explained that the seasonal phenomena occurs when the spiders are mating, and that an increase in the mosquito population this year had lead to ideal conditions for a population explosion among the spiders. There are hundreds of species of these spiders that live in various parts of the world.

She also added that the phenomenon is caused by the gracious to increase of population conditions, including abundant food, a moderate humidity and high temperature.

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 extreme web-spinning happens during mating season for the spiders, molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece told Newsit.gr.

Spiders take advantage of these conditions, they mate and create a whole new generation, writes Daily Hellas.

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

"These spiders are not risky for humans, and will not cause any damage", molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki told Greek news websites.

The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach. He noted they seemed to be catching plenty of mosquitoes.

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