In eerie similarity to the final scene of the move “Arachnophobia” spiders near Wagga Wagga, Australia, are blanketing entire landscapes in sticky webs, seemingly in an effort to escape flood waters.
Thousands of spiders have crawled into farm fields in the city’s northern outskirts to escape the swollen Murrumbidgee River.
The tiny arachnids have woven spectacular webs among the high grasslands, shrouding the paddocks in a vast sticky net.
Although unusual, the event is not unprecedented.
In August 2007, spiders covered Texas’ Lake Tawakoni State park in a massive web, made all the more unusual because several different spider species spun the communal web. Heavy rainfall figured in that instance as well.