An attack by spiders has enveloped the Gippsland region of southeastern Australia as animals settle at high altitudes to escape flooding.
The Silk Sea has invaded the area in the state of Victoria, causing floods in June, and spider webs are likely to inhabit and shelter the earth normally, said educator Dieter Hochuli.
“When we have this kind of heavy rain and flooding, these animals that have been in trouble on earth can no longer live there and do exactly what we are trying to do: they will go to heights,” Hochuli, head of Sydney University’s Integrative Ecology Group, told local television channel Channel 7.
Spiders are called upon to create temporary parachutes and free their webs to take advantage of the wind to change places.
At least two people have been killed in hurricanes that hit the state of Victoria before June. Authorities found two bodies in the partially sunk vehicles.
Thousands of people have been without electricity for weeks, even in the most difficult areas, as power has not been restored to some homes.
Australians living in rural areas have been hit by a series of disasters in recent years. Months of devastating forest fires occurred in late 2019 and early 2020 after a prolonged drought, with rains causing damage in many areas before the floods.