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Pic shows: The blanket of spider webs that has covered every surface in a location in South America.

A blanket of spider webs has virtually covered every surface in a location in South America.

The terrifying spider invasion happened in the El Destino area, a collection of rural villages and hamlets which are some 10 miles from the city of Lezama in Argentina.

Locals say that recent heavy rains resulted in the sudden appearance of millions of spiders, which it is believed migrated into the town to escape flooding in lower regions.

Once there they instantly started building webs adding to the threads already used by the spiders to parachute into the area.

The spiders use the threads to fly on the breeze I can travel several kilometres to safe ground in the process known as ballooning.

Video footage shot by locals and posted online shows thousands of spiders which they say wove a dense fabric on trees, poles and traffic signs.

The unusual sight is known as "baba del diablo", which translates as "slime of the devil" and the floods which meant 2000 people needed to flee their homes are being blamed.

Local officials have said the spiderwebs are nothing to be worried about in the spiders that made them are harmless.

Locals however said it was never usually this bad and the last time there had been something similar had been in the 80s where there was an invasion of insects, although this time it was in September.

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Pic shows: The blanket of spider webs that has covered every surface in a location in South America. A blanket of spider webs has virtually covered every surface in a location in South America. The terrifying spider invasion happened in the El Destino area, a collection of rural villages and hamlets which are some 10 miles from the city of Lezama in Argentina. Locals say that recent heavy rains resulted in the sudden appearance of millions of spiders, which it is believed migrated into the town to escape flooding in lower regions. Once there they instantly started building webs adding to the threads already used by the spiders to parachute into the area. The spiders use the threads to fly on the breeze I can travel several kilometres to safe ground in the process known as ballooning. Video footage shot by locals and posted online shows thousands of spiders which they say wove a dense fabric on trees, poles and traffic signs. The unusual sight is known as "baba del diablo", which translates as "slime of the devil" and the floods which meant 2000 people needed to flee their homes are being blamed. Local officials have said the spiderwebs are nothing to be worried about in the spiders that made them are harmless. Locals however said it was never usually this bad and the last time there had been something similar had been in the 80s where there was an invasion of insects, although this time it was in September. (ends)

Αράχνες σκεπάζουν ένα ολόκληρο χωριό!

Ενα ολόκληρο χωριό στην Αργεντινή σκεπάστηκε με ένα στρώμα κολλώδους ιστού αράχνης, που είναι γνωστή στους ντόπιους ως «λάσπη του διαβόλου».

Το φαινόμενο εμφανίστηκε όταν μια στρατιά από αράχνες ξαφνικά εισέβαλε στην περιοχή El Destino, μία σειρά από χωριά που απέχουν περίπου 10 μίλια από την πόλη Λεζάμα της Αργεντινής.

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Οι ντόπιοι λένε ότι οι αράχνες ανέβηκαν στην περιοχή μετά την πρόσφατη βαριά βροχόπτωση προκειμένου να ξεφύγουν από τις πλημμύρες στις χαμηλότερες περιοχές.

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Εκεί άρχισαν αμέσως την κατασκευή ιστών σκεπάζοντας κυριολεκτικά τα πάντα, ενώ οι φωτογραφίες που κυκλοφορούν στο διαδίκτυο είναι τουλάχιστον ανατριχιαστικές.

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