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Spider population balloons in eastern Australia

The spider population is booming in the city of Wagga Wagga in eastern Australia, due to the wet weather after flooding in the area.

Watch a video of the inland city of Wagga Wagga in eastern Australia, where the spider population is booming in the wet weather after flooding in the area.

The recent deluge has caused a type of arachnid behaviour called "ballooning", which is typical after floods, Reuters reported.

Experts say spiders eject sticky threads to try to get the wind to carry them aloft to survive the rising waters.

The floods have forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in eastern Australia.