Baby Spiders Raining From Sky Is Twice A Year RitualÂ
Spiders seem to be falling from skies in Australia. The people who are undergoing this rather â€˜strangeâ€™ experience are calling it a nightmare, while many others who are mere distant observers are calling it natural and nothing else.
The falling spiders seem to be almost everywhere in Australiaâ€™s southern Tabelands region. Spiders of all sizes and shapes, but mostly small, seem to be expanding their tentacles along with their webs.
It is needless to say that many people are looking like frightened with this strange phenomenon. A local resident was quoted by a news agency as saying, â€œWhat happens is that during a particular time of the year, particularly in May and August, young spiders in the Outback somewhere throw these threads of spider webs up in the air and use them as a parachute to detach themselves from the ground and move in large colonies through the skyâ€.
The same resident who has been experiencing this spider onslaught says, â€œWe see these vast areas of baby spiders, all coming down at once in the late morning or early afternoon. It tends to happen a couple of times per year, usually on clear days with slight winds. I was on the Bureau of Meteorology last week and watching the weather for Golburn and the conditions were just rightâ€.
A report regarding this phenomenon in the Live Science says that the â€˜flying spiderâ€™ phenomenon actually happens as spiders ballooning or being cast out a dragline of silk thread that gets carried by the wind. The same report goes on to add, â€œThe wind and sunshine provide the needed updrafts that allow the spiders and their webs to go airborneâ€.