A resident of Goulburn, Australia woke one morning to discover his home and field were covered in a ghostly sheet of cobwebs, with what appeared to be scores baby arachnids falling from the sky.
“I’m 10 minutes out of town and you can clearly see hundreds of little spiders floating along with their webs and my home is covered in them,” Ian Watson said on Facebook.
What the hell?? Are there any spider lovers out there? Or would you freak out if you saw thousands of baby spiders floating down from the sky and onto…your…head!?
Watch this video (if you dare) to see how the baby spiders hitch a ride on the wind!
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Goulburn resident Ian Watson said his house looked like it had been “abandoned and taken over by spiders”.
“The whole place was covered in these little black spiderlings and when I looked up at the sun it was like this tunnel of webs going up for a couple of hundred metres into the sky.”
In some years, the mass migration of baby spiders means “you can have entire fields and paddocks and trees festooned with this gossamer or Angel Hair, as some people call it,” he said.
Gossamer is a non-adhesive silk that snags easily, one of nine different kinds of silks produced by spiders.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
And just in case you aren’t creeped out enough already…