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Fighter right there it's extremely.
Rare and on the verge of going extinct.
And in order to save it's species the federal government is putting a fifteen million dollar taxpayer funded construction project on hold.
John -- lives in this San Antonio Texas neighborhood where this thing was found not long ago and he's here to explain good morning John.
Hi good morning.
OK so in your neck of the woods they were building this this underpass and somebody was -- and I mean 200 guys already.
Work -- on building the underpass and somebody.
After a big -- saw this whole spider holes they had somebody there an expert.
Look down in there and it turned out it's the bracken bat -- mash Weaver.
Which was up put on the endangered species list in 2000 and because it's endangered they've completely stop the project John what do you think about this.
You know I think it's got a ridiculous there's a spider that the size of a dime.
They haven't seen it in thirty years so what good is it now and that put so many people out of work and that.
The delay of fifty million dollar projects ridiculous.
I read that you told one of our producers yesterday that if it was up to you.
You just step when I was stepped on that that a step up and it would have been over all the peoples will be working.
And it's big difference this project is causing.
More traffic in my area.
Got to protect my kids some people driving down the road too fast.
Up like the job to be over him.
But if it's if it's on the endangered species list you'd hate Ted -- you know completely go extinct.
You know like I I feel that same way a bit the rest of the story was they captured that spider come to an end -- -- and dissected so.
Now the ones fighter they did find isn't there -- so why protect the hole that's what's -- man and complete the job.
Yeah you would think that been 2012 there would be a way that naturalists.
Hood if if there was something -- right there.
They could get it and move it to a space where you know it it could flourish.
But for all we know there was just the one and they killed it to find out what it was.
So let's let's get on the work what's the the thing done well -- -- -- these people back to work yet -- 200 guys who are not working on this underpass because of that spider -- with the Department of Transportation in Texas said.
Engineers and environmental experts are working together to develop a modified designed to address two problems.
Improving safety and addressing congestion but also.
Need to be mindful of protecting the natural habitat of the spider.
It almost looks like they're protecting the spider more than worried about you know traffic and congestion in -- -- neck of the woods.
Well that that's my feeling to win and I I think the -- that saw it first it is stepped on it that would been over and you know all this whole thing when would've been subtle but.
You know we live in an area where San Antonio -- -- a lot of rocks a lot of limestone there's a lot of caves and you know tunnels and stuff through the town so.
They're probably all over.
They could be all right -- Don -- tell the story about the spider.
Down in San Antonio sir thank you very much every day.
All right what would you do would you step on under.
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