Engdangered Spider stops 15 million road project

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by YellowDogSVC, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
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    http://www.kens5.com/news/local/169048996.html

    I don't mind trying to relocate a polar bear or be as gentle as possible on the environment and I would be okay with moving a spider hole (quickly) if it will keep the environmental whackos happy, but to stop a 15 million dollar project because of an arachnid is insanity. So the contractor just idles his machinery, workers, and keeps traffic at a standstill? Ugh...:dizzy:
     
  2. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya, that's ridiculous. What I don't understand is how anyone has time to go look for these "endangered" creatures.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Same problem here. New bridge to Canada,was blocked because a endanger bird might fly into it. Nothing like blocking a 250 million dollar project.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Humans are endangered, let's get the humans moving faster in their automobiles, then we will worry about the little creepy crawlers, after we step on them with our shoe.
     
  5. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    If spiders tasted like shrimp it would be a non-issue.
    Since this spider is supposedly a cave spider and it was found in an area (that isn't known for caves), I suspect that they have no idea about its range or whether it is endangered. Just because they don't see many of them doesn't mean they aren't around. Besides, what if it was a species that only had a few members anyway? Rare would be normal..
     
  7. ma71t

    ma71t LawnSite Member
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    Gotta love it...... Actually did a little more reading on this and to "confirm" the genus they had to dissect the spider thus killing it. And guess what, they havent found any more. Doh!
     
  8. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    I thought you were joking... the insanity has to stop.:hammerhead:
     
  9. Wayne 55

    Wayne 55 LawnSite Member
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    Ah yeah got to love the impact studies done on these jobs. Worked on a Medical center where a local collage sent out archaeologists to look through the soil for artifacts. Well to have some fun I tossed a double order of Chicken Wing bones into their dig and busted clay pots I got from Wallmart. It was all in good fun and they left sooner than later.
     

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