Clusters of Spiders Try to Escape Rising Floodwaters as Rain Lashes New South Wales

Clusters of spiders emerged from Kinchela Creek, New South Wales (NSW), in a bid to escape rising floodwaters as heavy rainfall continued to lash the Mid North Coast, on March 22.

In video captured by Matt Lovenfosse, thousands of spiders can be seen on the water’s surface as they try to scuttle to safety.

Severe weather warnings and evacuation orders were in place for large swathes of New South Wales, while the state’s Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 18,000 people had been evacuated from their homes so far. Credit: Matt Lovenfosse via Storyful