According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “millions of baby spiders” have been spotted “raining from the sky” in Australia.
A resident of Goulburn, Australia woke one morning to discover his home and field were covered in a ghostly sheet of cobwebs, with what appeared to be scores baby arachnids falling from the sky.
Residents complained that they couldn’t go outside without stepping on the webs, or getting spiders in their hair. Which is a big fat NOPE.
The behavior, known as ‘ballooning’ or ‘kiting,’ is how baby spiders find a new home after hatching (remember the end of Charlotte’s Web?!). First they unleash a thread of silk from their abdomen. When it gets long enough, the thread catches a breeze and spiders are effortlessly transported to a new location.