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Australia: Floods, spiders cover the area with cobwebs – Oceania

(ANSA) – ROME, June 22 – An army of spiders has covered vast areas of Gippsland (southeast Australia) with large areas of cobwebs, which spiders use to be able to move over the flooded land, where they usually live.

According to University of Sydney ecologist Dieter Hocholi, in an interview with Channel 7, a local radio station, “When there are heavy rains and floods, these animals, which live almost on land, cannot stay there, and they know what exactly. Do: move Top “. Spiders can, among other things, produce enough web to create “umbrellas” and take advantage of winds to change areas, a phenomenon known as “bloating.” The plates covering the territory of Gippsland are said to be the result of this technique.

At least two people have died since the beginning of the month after violent storms hit the state of Victoria, South Australia, causing flooding and extensive damage; In recent years, the country’s rural areas have suffered from several natural disasters: a prolonged drought followed by devastating fires in late 2019 and early 2020, before storms and floods reached various regions. (handle).

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