A rare spider discovered at a construction site in San Antonio has shut down a $15 million project as federal and state officials consider ways to continue without disrupting the arachnid’s natural habitat.
The spider, identified as a Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver, is an endangered, non-venomous species that lives in caves, has no eyes and is virtually translucent. Josh Donat, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation, said the recent discovery is only the second time the species has been spotted in more than 30 years.
As Glenn Reynolds says, weakness seldom draws a good reaction.
***I have these pets everywhere...
***Jay Carney really is an embarrassment -- if Obama was capable of embarrassment, that is:
JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: This is a fairly volatile situation, and it is in response not to United States policy, not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people, it is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting.
That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protests directed at the United States.