Spider ‘apocalypse’ ushered in by heavy rains in Australia

Spider ‘apocalypse’ ushered in by heavy rains in Australia
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[Ed. – There may be flying cockroaches the size of Apache helicopters where you live, but you can always be thankful you don’t live Down Under when the weather gets weird.  The mouse plague has been unspeakable this year.]

Thick blankets of spider webs have been pictured stretched across the Gippsland region amid heavy rain and subsequent flooding in Victoria.

The spooky veil covering shrubs, grass, and road signs, shows the spider’s attempts to flee the floodwaters and seek refuge on higher ground. …

The southeastern state has been ravaged by heavy rain and strong winds, forcing thousands to evacuate. …

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Local reports suggest the phenomenon is known as ballooning, where cooler weather conditions have prompted spiders to cover stretches of land in cloudlike cobwebs to try and shelter themselves from wet conditions.

The latest pest problem comes as the country battles tens of millions of rampaging mice tormenting communities.

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