Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's Raining Spiders Down Under

Warning: Not for the arachnophobic!

The Australian town of Goulburn, NSW, was recently covered by spiders raining from the sky, a not uncommon occurrence down under. Some species of spiders climb to the tops of plants and trees and leap off, using their web-silk as tiny parachutes to help them migrate - a process known as ballooning. The spiders can travel for kilometres on strands of web-silk.

Via: The Guardian

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