Spidermen of Bangalore
Where, yelli, kidhar? Well, you may not spot the Spidermen that easily, but cobwebs are everywhere. You don’t realize there is so much spider silk around you because you have just learnt to ignore.
Every house and street is in their web. Look around your home to find some silk spun in from neighbors’ houses and some weaved down from nearby electricity poles or coconut trees. The Spidermen of Bangalore use anything they can to grow their web – trees, abandoned poles, rusting vehicles, tall fences. Try spot things that stand but can’t complain and you will notice more of their weaving.
It is as if these cable men have your house in their shackles. “Let us take out house # 44 today”, they may decide. “Pole, check”. “Rear neighbor, check”. “Side neighbor, check”. “Tree, check”. “Go, go”! And then one of their men will start pulling the spider-web around your house. Up it may go in the air, plucked and uprooted from the ground. “House # 44 is down sssir”. Yes, their noose is so tight and omnipresent that you may not be alone in getting nightmares like these.
Some evidence yours truly captured:
Spider silk sneaking in from a neighbor’s:
And from the skies:
The micro cobwebs on poles, they got spare capacity, like those kite-flyers!
Hidden coaxial treasure nailed to trees:
Whats that box, spider-house atop a tree?