THOUSANDS of spiders brought out by floodwaters inundate a family’s home and completely cover their garden – as the brave homeowner picks up the swarming arachnids
Thousands of spiders have inundated a family’s fence and backyard in an attempt to seek refuge and escape the New South Wales floods.
The arachnids swarmed Matt Lovenfosse’s property in Kinchela Creek, on the state’s mid-north coast, after heavy rain hit the region over the last week.
Mr Lovenfosse, his fiancee Jessy and two daughters stood next to the spider-infested fence as they appeared on the Today show on Wednesday morning.
Thousands of spiders have inundated a family’s fence and backyard to escape the New South Wales floods
Today host Karl Stefanovic asked: ‘How are you standing so close with your babies to that wall of spiders?’
Mr Lovenfosse replied: ‘They’re cool. They won’t eat much.’
The couple said they were prepared for the plague of spiders as Mr Lovenfosse remembered observing the critters during a flood when he was a child.
Stefanovic said the sighting was his ‘worst nightmare’.
Mr Lovenfosse said Stefanovic should see the other side of the fence, which he described as ‘black’.
‘They’re everywhere. Not just spiders. There’s spiders, lizards, there’s everything,’ he said.
Mr Lovenfosse, his fiancee Jessy and two daughters stood next to the spider-infested fence as they appeared on the Today show on Wednesday morning