Incredible footage shows thousands of spiders covering side of road

Spine-tingling footage has emerged of thousands of spiders covering the roadside, appearing like a thick carpet along a highway in Arkansas, US.

Giant spider webs blanketed the side of the road, wrapping around trees, brushes and road signs. The video was posted on Facebook by Zach Riggs on November 6.

A similar phenomenon was reported in Aitoliko, Greece in September 2018, when the town was covered in large spider webs.

It is a seasonal phenomenon caused by tetragnatha spiders, which can build large nests for mating according to experts quoted by the BBC.

A blanket of spiders (left) and spider webs (right). Source: Storyful