Thousands Of Spiders Fleeing Flood Create Blanket Of Waving Cobweb

May 3, 2017


This is a short video captured by Tracey Maris of Papamoa, New Zealand after thousands of spiders left a shimmering, waving web in a field near her home while fleeing from flood waters caused by Cyclone Cook. I had no idea spiders were smart enough to run from floods, I just assumed they'd give up like I would and wait to drown. Still, I can't help but wish I lived in New Zealand so I could have blindfolded my roommate and told him I had a special, early birthday surprise for him, then convinced him to strip down to his swim trunks while I donned a bee suit and led him straight into the middle of that web. I guarantee he would have had a heart attack and died. My question is this: is that something I could get in trouble for?

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Jeff, who isn't afraid of spiders and would have won through that web with his hands over his head like somebody finishing a marathon.

  • Meiky Micahel

    That's actually beautiful.

  • Meh

    Sorry GW, spiders, without watching it they give me the creepyjeebies. About a month ago, on the wall i just passed 3 times getting drinks the fourth time i noticed one of the fat racing spiders at eye height. When i caught it in a glass it escaped me trying to jail him and he fell of the dresser i had him on and really that fucking spider was so fat, at hitting the ground it made a noise like "pock" and since then i haven't been able to find him. Gives me the creeps just thinking about that alien looking creature.

  • Geekologie

    $10 says he's in between your bedsheets.

  • GeneralDisorder

    My kid claimed she saw a "scary spider" in her bed and for four days wouldn't go to bed. I told her "take your cat and put her in the bed. The spider will be eaten before you can say spider."

  • brijazz012

    $10? The comment below is offering $97... and that's per hour, GW. PER HOUR.

  • Meh

    Ey don't be doing your voodoo on me!

  • Big Dog on Krampus


  • Geekologie

    sweet dreams!

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