While biologists may be rejoicing over the recent discovery of a rare spider that was thought to be extinct, not everyone is elated — particularly commuters around San Antonio, Texas.
Workers found the Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver (Cicurina venii) spider, which hasn’t been seen in three decades, in the middle of a $15.1 million highway construction project in northwestern San Antonio. The eyeless arachnid is on the endangered species list—since construction would disrupt the spider’s natural habitat, the project has been halted for the foreseeable future.
Jean Krejca, a biologist and President of Zara Environmental who was consulting on the project, made the extraordinary discovery after a downpour of rain revealed a 6-foot deep spider hole. After dissecting the spider, a taxonomist later confirmed that the distinct-looking arachnid was, in fact, the Meshweaver, named for its pattern of webbing.
Wait one fvcking rinse Folk’s azz with witch hazel and vinegar!!! Y’all killed the fvcking spider? ::quick check of the word dissect:: So if you fvckers killed the only spider that you found? So you find what you think is a rare endangered creature and you kill it to confirm that you’re correct? What kind of crazy azz shyt is this?!?! ::makes note not to be around crazy azz caucasian cousins who are on the look out for rare endangered species as Folk is an intelligent black male with urban inner city upbringing that has a steady income:: Don’t want to be dissected to ensure Folk is indeed black now do we? But Folk digress.
The Meshweaver was placed on the federal endangered species list in 2000, along with eight other spiders found only in the Texas county. George Veni first identified the spider in 1980 in a location five miles away from the construction site.
Krejca compared the discovery to “stumbling on a new Galapagos Island in terms of the biological significance of the region.”
Why is it that we’re always discovering something that already exists? It is as if we have to have some kind of control, as if we’re the god of the ‘discovered’. Like Christopher Columbus discovered America, even though there were people already here. There was the ‘discovery’ of the ‘East’ even though there were entire races of people already inhabiting the area with a long rich history and advanced technologies. Or the ‘discoverer’ of new talent or models. Byotch ain’t discover shyt, you just didn’t know about them. Call Folk when you fvcking discover you anus has teeth and is the reason you have cravings for deer meat wrapped in pig brain matter.
Construction on the highway at Texas 151 and Loop 1604 began in April and biologists like Krejca were on hand to “observe and preserve” the scene, which is reportedly full of natural resources, according to Stirling J. Robertson, the Texas Department of Transportation’s biology team leader.
Aside from the Meshweaver, biologists discovered 19 cave features, five of which contained other non-endangered species of spiders. However, Robertson believes the entire area may be a Meshweaver habitat.
Folk believes that the lil lady’s punani secrets liquid gold! Does that make Folk wealthy? What if Folk believe that Folk’s shyt is the essence that would cause Robertson to live indefinitely? Would Robertson becomes Folk’s human feces toilet? “Put your mouth completely over da hole, a big’n coming! ::clinches and squeezes azz muscles tightly::
Construction has been terminated until the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Federal Highway Administration can determine the best way to continue the project without disturbing the rare spider’s habitat. Josh Donat, San Antonio District spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation, said it is too early to tell which options are viable.
So Sunday’s is Folk’s time to provide Folk’s commentary on shyt that is going on in the world. Folk considered to write about Shyt that Folk don’t like in relation to the esteemed Chief Keef, but Folk heard about this d@mned spider that has put an entire project on hold that in so many ways required to relieve traffic congestion in an ever expanding major metropolitan city.
Folk believes that nature must be preserved and that we should be ‘considerate’ of the impact upon nature when projects / buildings are constructed…. But here is the truth, when nature is altered in any form at the vast level required for an urbanization project, something is going to fvcking give. And 10 times out of 10, it is Nature! The question becomes will these affects adversely affect our children’s children ability to prosper and continue as a species? If the question is no, the move da fvck on and keep it moving. If yes, then hard questions must be asked and alternatives considered.
There is NO preservation or conservation when humanity performs ANY mass construction project. That includes modern American home structures, convinces of life, etc. Folk don’t give a fvck if you can afford to drive a car that gets 500 miles per liter of a virgin’s azz gas, nature has suffered in a great capacity as a result.
In this case, the spider was sacrificed just to get to know who the spider was. No more have shown up to the party. Relatives haven’t began eating the flesh of construction workers in retaliation. We got to get these fvcking traffic jams unclogged with this fvcking highway or the d@mned “possible” spider in da hole safe hiding from our dumb azzes is going to die from all the pollution from these engines of cars “sitting” in the congested traffic while fvckers look for relatives of the fvcker we killed. Wonder if they’re going to say we’re sorry when they find the relatives? And will someone turn this fvcking global warming temperature shyt down? Weather getting fvcking crazy…
Plus, who’s going to put the well educated American black male youth on the fvcking endangered list? Or what about putting the welcomed Mexican immigrant family in the Arizona desert on the list? Not to mention we need to add big tiddied Asian women to the list.
That’s all Folk got for this Sunday.