Terrifying images show massive swarms of spiders and insects escaping to higher ground during NSW floods

Terrifying images show massive swarms of spiders and insects escaping to higher ground during NSW floods

Crawlers usually stick to their nest even during rains and other severe weather conditions.

Several parts of New South Wales in Australia have been hit with severe floods and heavy rains, forcing more than 18,000 people to evacuate their homes.

The rains, which have been impacting the state since Thursday, intensified over the weekend to completely submerge roads, trees, and houses in several areas.

As many as 38 places across the state are currently being regarded as disaster areas with the issue of 19 evacuation orders, reported CNN.

But the experience is not just terrifying for humans. New pictures and videos shared on social media reveals are shocking enough to make your skin crawl.

The floods have destroyed the nests and habitats of many small creatures. Recently, tens of thousands of spiders and other insects were seen trying to make their way to higher ground to escape the floods.

Crawlers usually stick to their nest even during rains and other severe weather conditions. But now they are having to look for new shelters as their homes have become water-logged by the floods.

One photo, which has been circulated widely, shows a massive swarm of spiders crossing a field in Kinchela Creek

Terrifying images show massive swarms of spiders and insects escaping to higher ground during NSW floods
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