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This massive spider webs have blanketed near wetlands in Longford, Victoria, Australia. After heavy rains and floods struck Australia’s southeastern state of Victoria, lakhs of spiders have spun webs stretching across trees, road signs and paddocks, creating huge “gossamer” sheets. In the Gippsland region, days of intense rainfall have caused spiders to climb to higher ground using a survival tactic called “ballooning”, in which the insects throw out silk that latches on to vegetation, allowing them to escape. In one area in Gippsland, a spider web covered more than a kilometre along a road. Because this ballooning silk is lighter than air, it latches on to objects such as tree-tops, tall grass and road signs, allowing the spiders to climb up.
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