Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:58 PM on 26th March 2011
Millions of spiders have crawled into trees in Pakistan to escape flood waters, shrouding them with their silky webs.
The eye-catching phenomenon is an unexpected side-effect of last year's flooding which claimed the lives of almost 2,000 people.
However, since the monsoon weather devastated the nation last July, much of the water has still not yet receded.
The tiny insects have sought refuge amongst the trees weaving beautifully intricate webs between the leaves.
World wide web: Millions of spiders have climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters in Pakistan. Locals say there are now fewer mosquitos reducing the risk of malaria
The branches are now so cocooned in spiders webs it gives the appearance of them being shrouded in a large net.
People in this part of Sindh, in south eastern Pakistan, near Karachi, have never seen this phenomenon before, but locals are reporting that there are now fewer mosquitos than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.
It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the spiders web and reducing the risk of malaria, benefiting local people.
Vast tracts of land in Pakistan's Sindh province are still submerged under water, six months on from the extreme monsoon rainfall that forced more than 20 million people from their homes
The 2010 Pakistan floods began in last July following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan.
About one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater, affecting about 20 million people whose homes, livelihoods and infrastructure was destroyed.
Headlines Newsview all
Christ Embassy Church Issues Gets Hotter As Pastor Oyakhilome's Brother Rev. Ken, Impregnates His South African Mistress
The crisis rocking the Christ Embassy Church is about to get messier as The Nigerian Times claims that Rev. Ken Oyakhilome, younger brother of Pastor ... Full story
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's Divorce Getting Messier: Christ Embassy Deletes All Anita Oyakhilome's Data From Website
Latest findings indicates that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Christ Embassy has removed every information about his estranged wife, Anita from the church’s website. This is ... Full story
Wife of Enugu State governor, Mrs. Clara Chime, who, last year, quit the Governor’s Lodge, where she lived with Governor Sullivan Chime after she alleged ... Full story
Rate this article
- Billboard In India Mistakes Morgan Freeman For Nelson Mandela
- 7 And 10-Year-Old Michigan Boys Honored For Turning In A $100 Bill They Found In The Park
- Shaunie O’Neal Refutes Shaq’s Claim That He Didn’t Want Kids In Reality Show
One thing is clear; the respected Yoruba traditional ruler married these four women legitimately, by going to their individual family and paying the bribe price ...
Recently, there has been a serious war between Shan George and the London-based music promotion outfit of his son, Jaga, Babylynn Promotions, over the release ...
Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org abeylyncon | 9/1/2014 10:23:01 AM This is the 1st time am seeing Anty Tiwa in ...
This new video "Ejeajo" is nothing but testament to that fact. Raising the bar a bit higher this time around, PSquare went all out to ...
Last Friday, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo paid a condolence visit to former Oyo State governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, at his Ondo Street residence in Bodija, ...
The widely reported Boko Haram insurgency attack on Wednesday 20thAugust 2014 at a Nigerian Police training college in Gwoza, Borno State left few survivors. Omereji ...
Nollywood actor, Charles Awurum must have a strong fan base with the ladies more than the males. In a recent interview when he was asked ...
Yoruba actress and ex-wife of actor Saidi Balogun, Fathia Balogun Williams is now a proud owner of a beauty and wine shop named 'House of ...
Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani has called out women who do nothing but gossip, do senseless conversation, chain smoking, drink excessively and have friends who do ...
Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus, best known for her social media activism on the challenging issues facing the country, has relaxed her voice as she is ...