Strange Animal Behavior: Money Spiders Weave Giant Spider Web in East Sussex

These ghostly pictures of a sea of silver spider webs are haunting!

They were discovered over a 130 feet wide area and have been photographed at a nature reserve in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, by Ross Lawford.

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Money spiders at a nature reserve in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Photo: Ross Lawford

This is not the next Tim Burton movie scenography, but a natural and amazing natural phenomenon. These thrilling webs have been weaved across a 130 feet wide area of scrub and grassland by millions of money spiders at a nature reserve in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Watch millions of spider engulfing a Baltimore factory!

To do so, these spiders climb to the highest possible point they can and release silk threads to form a triangular parachute which catches the breeze and lifts the spider into the air and away from the site.

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Ross Lawford

This strange animal behavior is called ‘ballooning’ and allows these tiny, 5mm long, spiders to travel far further than they could manage on foot.

Watch this incredible TIMELAPSE video showcasting the technique explained above… Amazing:

Such a weird phenomenon was observed in Australia after extreme floods last year!

What an amazing and eerie animal behavior!

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