Emerging from a party, he looked up in the sky and saw this...

As a Brazilian Erick Reiss was leaving his friend's engagement party in Santo Antonio da Plantina in February 2013, he noticed that the sky was covered with little black dots. Could they be birds? Zooming in closer with his camera, he discovered what these "dots" actually were...

Lucky for Erick that he doesn't suffer from arachnophobia! After this video was shared all over the world, our friends in the scientific community explained the phenomenon. The species is Parawixia bistriata, a non-venomous spider that lives in colonies and sometimes builds communal webs. In this case, the spiders had joined many individual webs together and attached them to power lines. Although it seems as if they are suspended in mid-air. Not something one sees every day — nor would one want to!

Coincidentally, Erick is himself a web designer...

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