Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Spiders invade Gippsland

‘The Gippsland floods in Victoria’s south-east have triggered an explosion in the the birth rate – of the spider population.

Local residents have reported an unusually high number of spiders taking up residence in their homes.

Senior curator of spiders at Queensland Museum, Robert Raven, said the recent heavy drought-breaking rains had led to abnormally high spider hatchings.

“They have been hanging around waiting for this change in moisture level because things have been dry,” Mr Raven told Southern Cross Broadcasting.’

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