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Spiders Blanket Australian Town

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March 9, 2012
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Thousands of wolf spiders are seeking shelter from rising flood waters in Wagga Wagga, Australia. To do so, they are ballooning, which is when they spray webs high above the water level. Even if they're harmless, the images would terrify even the toughest bug basher. Patrick Jones wonders if FDR should have rethought that whole "only thing to fear" mumbo jumbo.


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Panic in Northeast India Over Spider Invasion

Panic in Northeast India Over Spider Invasion

AP (June 7, 2012) — Biting spiders are causing panic in northeastern India. But health authorities say two people who died may have been killed by the treatment they received after being bitten, rather than the venom from the spiders.
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Spiders Making Incredible Decoys of Themselves

Spiders Making Incredible Decoys of Themselves

Buzz60 (Dec. 20, 2012) — The itsy-bitsy spider ain't no dummy. Scientists are observing spiders in South America that make actual copies of themselves to fool prey. The predators eat the decoys instead of the real spiders.
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App Helps Classify Spiders in Your House

App Helps Classify Spiders in Your House

Buzz60 (Oct. 10, 2014) — Spider in Da House is a new app that will help people classify the different spiders in their homes. The hope is it will educate people and make them fear spiders less. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Rare Ladybird Spider Spins Web of Controversy in Belgium

Rare Ladybird Spider Spins Web of Controversy in Belgium

Reuters (June 17, 2012) — A population of ladybird spiders is causing an administrative headache for the mayor of the Belgian town of Lommel as environmentalists pressure him to help preserve a rare colony discovered three years ago on a vast industrial site in the town. The authorities have plans to redevelop the site but conservationists believe it will kill off the species which was rediscovered in 2009, having been declared extinct in Belgium for more than a century.
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