Sunday , 11 December 2016

Turns out “spider frost” is every bit as terrifying as it sounds

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Walking through a spiderweb won’t seem nearly as bad after you see the type of terror residents are experiencing in Victoria, Australia. In what’s probably plague commissioned by Satan himself, people living in this town are having to deal with ‘spider frost’. And yeah, it’s how I imagine Hell on earth looking.

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Fields and forests all around rural Victoria are full of these frost-like spider webs.

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The ‘frost’ is actually the result of a mass migration by baby spiders. *Grabs flamethrower*

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Many species of young spiders use a technique known as ballooning to hitch a ride on the wind to find a place to live.

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Some spiders have been caught by researchers ballooning as high as 1.5 miles up. They can travel for miles like this, which is a real phe-nope-enon.

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