Spiders Escaping Flood Blanket Town In Webs

March 8, 2012


Spiders: I don't mind them. Unless -- UNLESS -- they're trying to crawl in my mouth at night, in which case I'll wait till they're right inside THEN BITE THEIR F***ING EYEBALLS OUT. The Australian town of Wagga Wagga was recently covered in spider webs as the arachnids relocated to escape rising waters and met little resistance after the town's 9,000 residents in the flood zone were evacuated (presumable to Wocka Wocka). Oh man, what I'd give to drive a ride-on lawnmower through those fields. Hell, I'd mow them for nothing but a nice, cold glass of lemonade after. "Settle for urine?" Throw in a lemon wedge and you've got yourself a deal!

Hit the jump for several more shots including the spiders TRYING TO CATCH A DOG.






Massive spiderwebs engulf Australian town as arachnids escape floods [io9]

Thanks to Hephaestus and Dirk, who once slept a whole night in a tent made out of spider webs and won Fear Factor.

  • Gavin Peters

    haven't scientists been struggling for years to figure out how to mass-produce spidersilk due to its amazing properties?

  • I live there.

  • MeggyMonster

    Perfect place to hold and intervention with your friend that's deathly afraid of spiders.

  • DomPearceDesign

    I'm normally ok with spiders, but this is really creepy. Also, whats worse is that this is *Australia* the nation famed for having many species of poisonous arachnids. Gaaah!

  • I actually drove past this today. I almost pooped my pants. Spiders are scary! D:

  • Crikey! I'm just a little (a whole lot) creeped out. 

  • R M

    For those retards who hate spiders, first get informed what they are and why they are needed in nature then post here.
    Its ashamed how ignorant you are.

  • JCB5150

    Nature doesn't dictate that they crawl around on my face and make me pee myself. Remember the movie "Aracnophobia?" That shit is more real than the Bible!!!

  • oni099

    hehe they look like grass spiders one of the few things that aren't poisonous in Australia never sore a grass spider make a web tho so could be wrong. 

  • James Pearce

    They look like white tails, who also have a distinctive stripe on their back and spot on their tail. this species is actually fairly poisonous and can cause necrotising arachnidism. Its not uncommon for this spider to be seen around this area (common in victoria and southern NSW).
    So its time for panicking. Spider apocalypse now!

  • McKenzieGraphics

    Oh heck to the no.... I would move.

  • Wocka Wocka? There's no need to be disrespectful of Australian town names! I think you'll find they went to Tumbi Umbi, or possibly Ulladulla.

  • Sarah Colliss

    Via Curry Curry and Woy Woy

  • JCB5150

    The first photo I saw was the last one with the actual spiders. My reaction was to lift up my feet and say "Fuck You" quite loudly. Burn this post with fire and salt the Earth!!!!

  • Charlotte's offspring learned how to Tweet.

  • time to make a flame thrower

  • Guest

    hah ha ha! oh Mother Nature, you are one twisted gal.

  • Guest

     Using her minions to knit a blanket.

  • I say nuke the place.

  • Gregg McGlasson

     It's the only way to be sure.

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