The Greater Pittsburgh Council on Paranormal Preparedness warns all citizens to be on the alert for zombie spiders. Isolated zombie spiders have been reported in Green Tree, Thornburg, Elliott, Sheraden, and Esplen; but, because zombie spiders are difficult to distinguish from living spiders, the possibility exists that they have infested other boroughs and neighborhoods as well. Zombie spiders may be identified by their eight legs, two segments (viz., the cephalothorax and abdomen), and silk-producing glands in the abdomen with which they weave characteristic “webs” of fine sticky strands. They are, in other words, very similar to ordinary spiders, but undead. It has been accurately determined that zombie spiders pose no danger to humans, but most experts agree that they are icky and should be squashed on sight.