You might think that ballooning baby spiders floating away on webs would be cute like it was in the movie “Charlotte’s Web.” Australia’s population, however, would argue otherwise.
It seems that in recent weather in the Southern Tablelands has brought tons of baby spiders in on ballooning webs, then as they land, they leave white layers of webbing over the ground.
Area local Ian Watson told The Sydney Morning Herald,
The whole place was covered in these little black spiderlings and when I looked up at the sun it was like this tunnel of webs going up for a couple of hundred metres into the sky…
You couldn’t go out without getting spider webs on you. And I’ve got a beard as well, so they kept getting in my beard.
It was reported that these types of phenomenons happen when spiders need to relocate. Usually, ballooning happens in waves, but the weather may have forced all the baby spiders to come in one large wave.
These are photographs of the scene.
The “spider rain” resembles snow.
Kinda creepy …