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Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of 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 spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh had never seen this phenonemon before - but they also report that there are now less mosquitos than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.

 

UK aid - in response to the Pakistan floods - helped millions of survivors to return home and rebuild their lives.

 

Find out more about the UK government's response to the Pakistan floods at www.dfid.gov.uk/pakistan-floods-six-months

 

Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development

 

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Taken on December 7, 2010