Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters (PHOTOS)

 
on March 07 2012 9:15 AM
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Three Australian states have record-high summer rains over the past week, flooding rivers and forcing dams to overflow.

Over 13,000 people were evacuated from their homes, Tuesday, as regions of eastern Australia are submerged in water.

However, humans are not the only sufferers of flooding in Australia. Spiders have reportedly spun webs around trees, plants and bushes to escape flood waters.

Such phenomenon was also observed in Pakistan's Sindh province in 2010, following a devastating flood that occurred in July the same year. Millions of spiders had cocooned trees in Sindh province to escape the rising floodwaters.

Check out below the latest pictures of spiderwebs spread across eastern Australia.

Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters

Wild plants are covered in spiderwebs, formed as spiders escape from flood waters, in Wagga Wagga March 7, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters

A wild plant is covered in spiderwebs, formed as spiders escape from flood waters, in Wagga Wagga March 7, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters

Wild plants are covered in spiderwebs, formed as spiders escape from flood waters, in Wagga Wagga March 7, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters

A barbed fence is covered in spiderwebs, formed as spiders escape from flood waters, in Wagga Wagga March 7, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters

Wild plants are covered in spiderwebs, formed as spiders escape from flood waters, in Wagga Wagga March 7, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters

Spiders are seen in their webs spun round dry sticks on a bush next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Spiders Spin Webs Across Eastern Australia to Escape Flood Waters

A house is surrounded by spiderwebs next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz