Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, 90 Percent Chance of Spiders – VIDEO


If you woke up this morning to find a couple feet of snow outside your door, just be thankful it wasn't thousands of large spiders instead. This Hitchcockian scene comes from the southern Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina.

Gawker writes: Spider

Brazilian news portal G1 reports that this footage was captured by 20-year-old web designer Erick Reis as he was leaving a friend's engagement party this past Sunday.

G1 spoke with a local biologist who identified the spider as Anelosimus eximius — a "social spider" species known for its massive colonies and "sheet webs." He characterized the phenomenon as "normal," which it most certainly is not.

Watch (arachnophobes beware), AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted February 9, 2013 at 10:30am ETC by Andy Towle
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