Massive spiderwebs engulf Australian town as arachnids escape floods

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You may have seen this strange tableau in Pakistan a wee while back, but it never ceases to be absolutely amazing. In the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia, rising floodwaters have forced uncountable spiders to seek shelter on higher ground. Sprawling spiderwebs have overtaken bushes, shrubs, fields, and the occasional dog, like the real-life equivalent of the red weed from War of the Worlds.

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9,000 residents in the flood zone were evacuated, leaving the arachnids to build their kingdom. Imagine how many capes and violin strings those fields could create.

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Via MeFi. Photos: Daniel Munoz/Reuters/ BBC/AAP Image-Lukas Coch.

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Jean Rhys Lives

This is straight from my nightmares. One spider? Fine. A couple spiders? Okey dokey. Even Eight Legged Freaks sized spiders don't faze me, but this...

I need to go breathe into a paper bag and take seven boiling hot showers because I feel like they're all on me.