Walkin’ into spiderwebs…

Walkin’ into spiderwebs…

An unexpected side effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spiderwebs. People in the area had never seen this phenomenon before, but they also reported that there were fewer mosquitoes than they would have expected, given the amount of standing water that was left. Not being bitten by mosquitoes was one small blessing for people that had lost everything in the floods.

I can’t help imagining thousands of spiders crawling as fast as they could to race the flood-waters up into the trees. What the? Awesome about the mosquito-fighting. But I wonder if the spiders are going to stay up there even now that the water has receded? So much for kids climbing trees. (from Nat Geo)

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