In Pakistan, the trees chosen by millions of spiders, making the crown in a cocoon. Some plants even die due to lack of sunlight. And people on the contrary better. After spiders kill mosquitoes. And it happened all because of severe flooding. Spiders thus decided to escape.

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Spider webs cocoon trees after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

The unprecedented flooding in Pakistan in the latter half of 2010 disrupted normal life for 20 million people, but it also affected the spider population of the affected country.

More than one-fifth of the country submerged, millions of spiders and from the territory up to the trees to avoid the consequences of growing at the time of flooding. Since water is not falling off the debt, the trees quickly became covered with cobwebs. The result was an eerie, dark, previously unknown type of terrain on which any vegetation covered in a thick layer of cobwebs.

However, the unusual phenomenon may be a blessing, even if not obvious. DFID reports that in areas where the spiders' obzhili "trees, much less malarial mosquitos than might be expected, despite the presence of stagnant water.


DFID(UK's Department For International Development — DFID — annotated. Translator)
to help local people affected by disasters in the form of clean drinking water, health services, food and shelter. In order to reduce long-term population dependent on this aid, a government agency offering wheat seeds and tools to farmers and teaches wishing for new jobs, etc. in rural areas. However, the recovery of the most affected areas is expected to take many years.


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Translation: Anna Krasnov
Photos: The Department for International Development, UK