A tourist in Bali has shared a hellish find on TikTok, after coming across hundreds of spiders suspended in webs lining the street in a small village on the island.
Grace Kelly joked that the discovery could be one of the few reasons to avoid the tropical travel destination.
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“If you’ve been looking for a reason to not come to Bali, this is it,” Kelly says in the TikTok video, uploaded on Wednesday, as she points to the spiders.
“Welcome to hell on earth.”
In the comment section, Kelly said she believed them to be golden orb weaver spiders.
The established webs hanging from power lines riddled with spiders evoked strong responses from social media users, with several calling the sight a “nightmare”.
“Cancelling my honeymoon,” one said.
“This is my hell,” another said.
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The street in Kintamani, the area surrounding the popular volcano Mount Batur, is known to be dominated by the spiders.
It’s where Kelly said she “spotted (them) from the car.”
She reassured travellers the village was in “a really remote place.”
“Yes it’s horrific, but don’t let it put you off visiting Bali, I promise you won’t come across it on your travels.”
Bali’s locals chimed in online to confirm the phenomenon’s rarity: “I am living in Bali, and (I’ve) never seen that,” one person wrote.
Grace Kelly shared the shocking spider discovery made in a remote Bali Village on Wednesday. Credit: TikTokA tourist in Bali has shared a hellish find on TikTok, after coming across hundreds of spiders suspended in webs lining the street in a small village on the island. Credit: TikTok
The Australian Museum website explains that “sometimes aggregations of golden orb weavers are found with a tangled network of overlapping webs.”
“They will vibrate their webs to distract potential predators.”
And the large spiders are not always alone in those giant, vibrating webs.
“Their webs are often host to the small kleptoparasitic spiders … which inhabit the larger spider’s web and eat the smaller insects that become trapped on the web, helping keep the web clear of debris,” according to the Australian Museum.
But despite the fears summoned by the sight of the clustered creepy crawlies, they are, according to the museum, ”reluctant to bite.”
Symptoms of the unlikely bites can include “mild local pain, numbness and swelling” and “occasionally nausea and dizziness,” and only if symptoms persist are those with a bite advised to seek medical attention.