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Mass spider congregation filmed in Brazil


Posted on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 | Comment icon 39 comments | News tip by: Princess Serenity


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Anyone suffering from arachnophobia may want to steer clear of Santo Antônio da Platina for a while.

In a scene reminiscent of something from a horror movie, enormous quantities of spiders have been filmed dangling en masse from overhead electrical cables and pylons in Brazil. In the video the sizable arachnids appear to be working together to build a large network of webs.

While it isn't clear what species this is or why there are so many in one place, several known types of spiders have been documented to co-operate and to work in colonies.

"Arachnophobes would be wise to steer clear of Santo Antônio da Platina in Brazil."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #30 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 11 February, 2013, 13:41
Maybe spiderman finally got some children?
Comment icon #31 Posted by freetoroam on 11 February, 2013, 13:48
not sure why it says "raining" more likely they have come from the ground which some human has dug up to build a new supermarket. These poor little creatures have to live somewhere. Good on them, love spiders. PS: it is unlucky to kill a spider.
Comment icon #32 Posted by ReddWolfe on 11 February, 2013, 17:53
AAAHHH! i truly hate spiders. this has been my nightmares. im shivering watching the video.
Comment icon #33 Posted by brainiac on 12 February, 2013, 4:43
Ahh! so Spiderman is living in the vicinity.
Comment icon #34 Posted by bloodworld on 13 February, 2013, 4:57
lol they are trapped under all those spiders! Looks like they are making giant web dome! So, they gonna need a flamethrower to kill all those spiders at once!
Comment icon #35 Posted by Spectre1979 on 13 February, 2013, 6:06
Hate spiders, so why am I even in this thread????? lol
Comment icon #36 Posted by Catz on 13 February, 2013, 14:01
This would freak me out! It's crazy! I hate spiders! I will not be able to stand there and watch. Just watching the video has me all freaked out. Suddenly I feel like things are climbing all over me.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 13 February, 2013, 17:58
Maybe its a promo for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlNiSEWqwQ
Comment icon #38 Posted by cerberusxp on 5 April, 2013, 23:34
I've seen first hand both scorpions and black widows high in the rocky mountains of Colorado. Just outside of Salida,CO This creeps me out! Just like the time when I was a kid playing in tall grass near Seattle,WA and all of a sudden I noticed thousands of spiders all crawling through the grass in the same direction.
Comment icon #39 Posted by K_Bonita on 9 April, 2013, 4:17
I would have a heart attack...I can't be around spiders, but nature is beautiful.


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