I’m not scared of spiders like some people, but I’m not keen on them crawling up my bare legs to be honest.
Not only is it ticklish, I don’t like the idea of them biting me or laying eggs in my skin. Call me paranoid if you want, but death by spider is not the way to go.
You know what it’s like in Australia, spiders aren’t like the daddy long-legs that I find in the bath – they’re dangerous. They’ll kill you before you can even say, “G’day”.
But you have to feel sorry for the creepy crawlies. The insane floods in Australia due to Cyclone Debbie have left the arachnids rushing for higher ground.
Even if higher ground means up your leg.
— trucking nurse (@thetruckNurse) March 30, 2017
I would be way less chill than that if a cluster of spiders was steadily climbing up my naked leg, but Aussies are a pretty laid back bunch. Poor spiders have resorted to climbing up hairy legs to get to safety! I guess spiders can’t swim.
They’re not the only animals that have been in for a shock after the devastation of Cyclone Debbie.
An Australian news presenter caught a giant snake slipping through the flood water. I can’t imagine that happening anywhere other than Australia – and look how happy he looks to have caught it! A more normal reaction would be terror, I think.
So it turns out those warnings about snakes swimming in flood waters are spot on 🐍🐍🐍 pic.twitter.com/mblrwho2hg
— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) March 30, 2017
But that’s not all, an actual bull shark got swept up into the land. Sharknado is real…and is it any surprise that it happened in Australia? Poor shark.
The devastation from the cyclone has been pretty bad.
A lot of people have lost their power, but in typical Australian fashion they’re responding with some good old sarcasm.
— Gold Coast Titans (@GCTitans) March 29, 2017
It’s not just flooding – even the roads have been washed away. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated when Australia had three times its monthly rainfall on Thursday with winds of up to 160 mph.
Luckily, the cyclone has moved away from Australia so there’s time to recover.