'Behave, Tom Holland!': Video of Australia's Gippsland blanketed in gigantic spider web goes viral; Twitterati blame it on Spiderman

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 03:33 PM IST
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Not just India, heavy rain has waterlogged Australia too. In fact, the water-logging that lasted for a few days left the area the eastern Victoria countryside covered in spider webs.

The spiderwebs, consisting gossamer silk, have covered trees, roads, and grass fields across the region of Gippsland. The BBC reported that in one area, spiders have blanketed more than half a mile along a road with webbing.

Dr. Ken Walker, senior curator of entomology at the Melbourne Museum, told The Guardian., that this wonder has occurred as millions of spiders put their webs together into massive safety nets to escape the flooding. He said this is a "semi-regular occurrence" in Victoria when it rains more during the Australian winter.

According to Walker, the sheetweb spiders come together in large numbers and start spinning webs. The webs then start fastening on to each other and form enormous swathes of silk. This phenomenon is called called the "gossamer effect". Each spider only contributes one thread, meaning that every line of silk represents a different spider, he added.

News agency ANI put up a video of the large web on Twitter and wrote, "Massive spider web blankets Australia’s bushland after heavy rains in the region. Visuals from Gippsland, Victoria."

While some are finding the video fascinating, others are finding it creepy and spooky.

Here's how Twitterati are reacting to the video. Have a look.

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