Fake spiderwebs are a real fright for wildlife

September 28, 2022- Forest Preserve District Will County 

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Talk about the tangled webs we weave. Those fake spiderwebs that give your house a creepy Halloween feel are even scarier than you might think for wildlife, because they can be a literal death trap. 

Much like real spiderwebs trap insects, those fake ones do too. And it’s not just teeny, tiny insects that can get caught in the sticky strings. Birds can get entangled in the fake webs, and so can any small animals that are not strong enough to break free, Treehugger reports.

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