Spiderwebs coat Australian countryside

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 Wp-Content Uploads 2012 03 Wpf Media-Live Photos 000 497 Cache Spider-Webs-Australia-Floods-Clouds 49726 600X450 Rain and flooding in the eastern Australian city of Wagga Wagga have driven sheet-web and wolf spiders to higher ground. But there is no accessible higher ground, so the spiders have had to create it themselves by spinning massive webs that sheet the countryside. The photos remind me of the William Shatner classic "Kingdom of the Spiders" (1977).

"Spiderwebs Blanket Countryside After Australian Floods" (National Geographic) (photos by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)