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You probably have arachnophobia, then it might not be the very best time to go to Brazil proper now, as there’s not less than one space the place it seemingly is raining spiders. Residents dwelling within the inland state of Minas Gerais reported seeing hundreds of those eight-legged creatures within the sky, however actually, they had been simply crawling on a large sticky internet they created to seize prey. João Pedro Martinelli Fonseca, a 14-year-old who witnessed the weird phenomenon whereas visiting household within the space, mentioned he was “surprised and scared” by the sight, significantly when not less than one spider fell to the bottom. Learn extra to observe the video he filmed.

Professor Adalberto dos Santos of the zoology division on the Federal College of Minas Gerais mentioned this specific species — recognized as parawixia bistriata — doesn’t have venom that may hurt people, and the large internet is just used to collect meals. Or, the huge nests might be used for mating, which regularly happens in sizzling or humid climate, because it’s at the moment summer season in Brazil.

“There have been many extra webs and spiders than you’ll be able to see within the video. We’ve seen this earlier than, all the time at nightfall on days when it’s been actually sizzling,” mentioned the teenager’s grandma, Jercina Martinelli.