If you’re afraid of spiders, your worst nightmare has probably become a reality in this town of Australia.

In the town of Wagga Wagga in South Wales, Australia, rising flood waters have forced thousands of insects such as the ground-dwelling wolf spider to seek higher grounds to escape an unavoidable death. They worked together to weave massive webs across sticks and bushes. In some places, the webs are so large they cover entire fields!

This phenomenon, called ballooning, is rather uncommon behaviour in adult wolf spiders. Strangely enough, the spiders are actually helping local residents to get rid of mosquitoes as the increased stagnant water and humidity provide the perfect breeding condition for tiny insects.

Would you be brave enough to stay among the spiders?

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