This isn’t the title of Netflix’s next horror thriller, this is (unfortunately) real life.
Maningrida, a small town in northern Australia has been overrun by thousands of hungry tarantula spiders.
Dr. Robert Raven has theorized that this could be an interesting phenomenon to study for medical research:
“Presumably, something is missing that would hammer them or there is something good [like a food source]. It’s one of the beauties of science, being able to say ‘I don’t know’.”
It’s definitely not a “beauty” for the town’s residents, though. While the spiders are not poisonous enough to kill (good) a bite can result in seven to eight hours of vomiting (bad).
I have a feeling that a “based on a true story” horror film will be coming out soon.