6th March, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (KYSS FM) – The area in Frigate Bay known as The Strip, is currently infested by a swarm of spiders which the Department of Agriculture admits it is presently unable to identify.
The department visited the site last week, following several complaints from bar owners, only to be surprised by large webs which have completely overtaken the trees in the area.
Bar owners have also told us that they are also forced to check their businesses daily for the spiders as they are capable of spinning thick webs in a relatively short space of time.
Speaking exclusively with SKN News Now, Director of Agriculture, Mr. Melvin James, who has visited the site personally, said he witnessed “profound and profuse webbing”.
This he says is very unusual, and is neither something he, nor the department, has ever seen.
Mr. James also told us that at present the department is not in a place to manage the removal of the spiders.