Arachnophobics, beware - a massive spider web in a small town in western Greece has blanketed almost a 1,000-foot expanse of the region's coast.
In a video uploaded by Giannis Giannakopoulos on YouTube on Tuesday (Sept 18), a large stretch of land alongside the water is seen covered in spider web, with shrubs and short trees all falling within the cloak.
The freaky sight was the work of spiders from the genus Tetragnatha - otherwise known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. "But I have never seen any spider webs this big in my life".More news: EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms
Wildlife experts say it's not uncommon for spiders to build massive nests for mating, especially when it's hot and humid toward the end of summer.
Though those with phobias may find the sudden presence frightening, experts say these spiders aren't unsafe to humans and were likely just taking advantage of favorable mating conditions.
"When an animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has the ideal conditions to be able to make large populations", she said.
The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach.More news: Joaquin Phoenix Joker Video Reveals Clown Makeup From New Movie
Fortunately, the spiders shouldn't cause any permanent damage to the area's plants. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation", Chatzaki told the Greek news site, according to a translation from the BBC.
A spider population boom happens about every three to five years near Aitoliko.
Maria Chatzaki, an arachnologist, said that they're always from the same type of spider in the Tetragnatha genus.More news: Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star side crash rating