Skip to content
March 8, 2012 / Hallie Madenski

Spider Blankets Appear In Australia After Floods

Portions of the city Wagga Wagga in Australia, New South Wales, were blanketed with spider webs after floodwaters in the area caused 13,000 people to flee their homes.

The ground-dwelling arachnids covered trees and grassland areas in attempt to “balloon” out of the region. Web kites are not uncommon after floods, entomology expert Graham Milledge told

“They often do it as a way of dispersing and getting into a new area, in an event like this, they are just trying to escape the floods.”


Leave a Comment
  1. Chuck G. / Mar 10 2012 11:25 am

    Great just great. I remember a movie about a giant spider as big as a house. Now going to be thinking about spiders every time it rains. I don’t like spiders.


  2. JessicaK / Mar 8 2012 7:35 pm

    That’s fuckin scary. I have arachnophobia.


What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 591 other followers

%d bloggers like this: