Friday, April 20, 2012

It’s Snowing Spiders in Australia

It looks an awful lot like snow in this photo of a farmhouse in Wagga Wagga, Australia, doesn’t it?

But be careful where you step: Those fields of white are actually spider webs, and the ground is crawling with thousands of wolf spiders, who’ve moved to the fields to escape their recently flooded underground homes.

Though the thought of spiders makes some people’s skin crawl, these spiders are actually doing good. They’re feasting on the mosquitoes and other insects that have become abundant since the floods.

“The spiders don’t pose any harm at all. They are doing us a favor. They are actually helping us out,” Taronga Zoo spider keeper Brett Finlayson told the Sydney Morning Herald. Read the entire article.

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