The sheer power of Mother Nature is, at times, breath-taking, and at other times, horrifying.
An unforeseen after-effect of the flooding in Pakistan has been that millions upon millions of spiders have climbed up into trees to escape the rising flood waters.
Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People living there have never seen anything like this before, but they also report that there are now fewer mosquitoes than usual, given the massive presence of standing water.
Experts believe the mosquitoes are getting caught in the spider webs, thereby reducing the risk of malaria.
Nonetheless, the spider-web-encased trees are horrifying to look at. If I were Little Miss Muffet, I’d stay the hell away from this place. Check out these amazing photos…
[Image Via Department for Internal Development]