Spiderwebs coat Australian countryside


32 Responses to “Spiderwebs coat Australian countryside”

  1. Andrew Rockefeller says:

    G’ morning from Australia. Come visit next time you’ve got some time on your hands ;)

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    And while you’re carefully tip-toe’ing around the webs, up above drop bears are getting ready to pounce . . .

  3. bardfinn says:

    I concur with Kadrey.


  4. awjt says:


  5. i’m NEVER going to australia. well, not until i’m ready to die.

    • teapot says:

      Our sensible gun control laws mean that it’s safer to live your entire life walking around without shoes or clothes than to take an evening stroll through a major US city.

      But seriously…. how is it that I can live in Australia and not see anything about this until reading BB? Domestic media fail.

      • RedShirt77 says:

         What are your flame thrower laws like in Aussie land?  Because If you need me i will be in the garage building one.

        • teapot says:

          We are quite prone to bush fires (you guys call them forest fires, I know) – so as long as there’s not a total fire ban in place at the time anything goes. Queensland intensively farms sugar cane so they’ve probably got industrial-grade harvester-mounted varieties up there.

          • RedShirt77 says:

            I have relatives in the south  and read a book as a kid about Aussie fires.  Something about dragons in the title.   

        • exile says:

          February Dragon by Colin Thiele

  6. brerrabbit23 says:

    I’m sure it drives the people who live amongst them crazy, but I think it’s beautiful.

  7. thezarray says:

    I swear to god that Australia is some kind of D&D setting (deadly land, deadly animals, underground cities that are also probably full of deadly treasure) and that Australians are six ft tall dwarfs. 

  8. I,  for one,  welcome our new web-shooting overlords.

  9. Will Bueche says:

    Fire, and lots of it.

    • Fire?  There couldn’t possibly be enough of it.  What is needed is a combination of nuclear and biological weapons dropped from orbit (preferably while orbiting an entirely different planet).  The kind of weapons that the military-industrial complex in the US would love to develop, the kind of weapons that are automatically considered a war crime if ever actually used.

      Also, lava.  Empty the core out on the surface.  

      And yes we all know that spiders get bugs and are food and etc etc but really they are small, evil, too quiet, have way too many eyes, legs, fangs, and pincers.  So they need to go and damn the ecological repercussions.

  10. sdmikev says:

    My wife would literally have a heart attack if she saw all those spiders in one place..

    • penguinchris says:

      You have to consider the alternative… in non-flood conditions, all of these spiders are still there – but you can’t see them.

      • absimiliard says:


        -abs doesn’t really mind spiders all that much, it’s mostly just a funny response, but he would appreciate it if no one directed his wife to this page (because that would be her actual response to seeing either of those photos)

  11. Godfree says:


  12. Teller says:

    “I left your phone in the car.”
    “I hate you.”

  13. theophrastvs says:

    Looks like a harvestable commodity to me…  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17232058

    (just need tiny whips … oo, made of their own silk… that’s nasty)

  14. Ben Hennessy says:

    This gives me the jibblies.

  15. sean says:

    Australia might be arid , deadly, and inhospitable, but at least they don’t have to listen to Outback Steak House commercials with some dim arsehole using a fake Ozzie accent.

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