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THOUSANDS of spiders inundate family’s fence to escape New South Wales floods

Karl Stefanovic freaks out as swarm of THOUSANDS of spiders brought out by floodwaters inundate a family’s home – while brave homeowner picks up the arachnids

Thousands of spiders have inundated a family’s fence and backyard in an attempt to seek refuge and escape the New South Wales floods. 

The arachnids swarmed Matt Lovenfosse’s property in Kinchela Creek, on the state’s mid-north coast, after heavy rain hit the region over the last week. 

Mr Lovenfosse, his fiancee Jessy and two daughters stood next to the spider-infested fence as they appeared on the Today show on Wednesday morning.

Today host Karl Stefanovic asked: ‘How are you standing so close with your babies to that wall of spiders?’ 

Spiders are seen clumped together on a family's fence

Thousands of spiders have inundated a family’s fence and backyard to escape the New South Wales floods

Mr Lovenfosse replied: ‘They’re cool. They won’t eat much.’

The couple said they were prepared for the plague of spiders as Mr Lovenfosse remembered observing the critters during a flood when he was a child. 

Stefanovic said the sighting was his ‘worst nightmare’. 

Mr Lovenfosse said Stefanovic should see the other side of the fence, which he described as ‘black’. 

‘They’re everywhere. Not just spiders. There’s spiders, lizards, there’s everything,’ he said. 

Stefanovic asked the father-of-two to put his hand out to the fence and let the spiders crawl over him, to which he obliged. 

Mr Lovenfosse, his fiancee Jessy and two daughters stood next to the spider-infested fence as they appeared on the Today show on Wednesday morning

Mr Lovenfosse, his fiancee Jessy and two daughters stood next to the spider-infested fence as they appeared on the Today show on Wednesday morning

The Today host jumped up and down in fear and cackled as Mr Lovenfosse held the creepy-crawlies in his hand. 

Mr Lovenfosse said he doesn’t know what type of spider they are but believes they are not dangerous. 

‘This is the greatest story in the history of the world,’ Stefanovic said. 

‘You are a proper Australian family, tough as guts.’ 

Mr Lovenfosse said he doesn't know what type of spider they are but believes they are not dangerous

Pictured: Spiders swarm at property in Kinchela Creek, on the state's mid-north coast

Mr Lovenfosse said he doesn’t know what type of spider they are but believes they are not dangerous

The couple said they were prepared for the plague of spiders as Mr Lovenfosse remembered observing the critters during a flood when he was a child

The couple said they were prepared for the plague of spiders as Mr Lovenfosse remembered observing the critters during a flood when he was a child

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