The spider trees of Sindh: still flooded six months on
An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the 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 reported that there were less mosquitos than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that still remains.

Aid from the UK government in response to the floods is helping millions of survivors return home and rebuild their lives. Find out more about how the UK is helping at www.dfid.gov.uk/floodsinpakistan2010
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