The shocking deluge of spiders that is seen everywhere in Brazil residential area has shocked many Brazilians.
It’s hard to get a still shot that does video justice. It looks like the spiders have the house surrounded. The guy filming it just keeps saying, “it’s raining spiders!”
This is pure horror movie material. None of these still images does the video justice, you have to watch. Keep in mind that each image is only a small area compared to the total. They’re everywhere surrounding the house.
Footage posted online yesterday shows thousands of spiders “falling from the sky” in the southern Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina.
“Still do not know what causes such behavior,” writes the video’s uploader. “We are researching and will post the answer to the question here.”
I know exactly what causes such behavior. A little something called the end of the world.
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.