SAN ANTONIO - It was a major discovery. A long-lost, thought to be extinct spider has been found here in Bexar County.
But before you get too excited, the discovery is going to kill your commute.
During construction at Highway 151 and Loop 1604 biologist Jean Krejca of Zara Environmental, a consultant for the Texas Department of Transportation, discovered the Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver after rain revealed a 6-foot deep spider hole. The rare spider had not been seen in more than three decades.
The discovery has stopped the 15-million dollar underpass project at that very busy intersection that was set to open by next summer.
Now we’ll have to wait until they can figure out what to do with the eyeless spider that has been on the federal endangered species list since 2000.