Wait, is that water? Fair Warning: Spiders have Something to do with it!

Khryss | Published 2017-04-18 05:58
A sea of webs it is. If you hate spiders or are an arachnophobe but is a curious individual at the same time, just be prepared to face your nightmares. A video shot by local Tracey Maris showed a remarkable massive spiderweb taking over a park in New Zealand. The culprit? Not a small group of huge spiders but thousands of tiny arachnids! (Now I don't know which is more unsettling. All  I know is I can feel the hairs of my nape standing up!) "The new tsunami evacuation hill was gleaming this afternoon so I went to see what it was," Ms Maris told SunLive. "To my surprise the entire mound was covered in spider web, with thousands of baby spiders." "The web started at the top of the mound, which is up above the soccer fields. It went almost right down to Papamoa College, so maybe nearly 30 metres," she added. [embed]https://youtu.be/Uk2r4DwSxoA[/embed] Whatever you're feeling- may it be amazed or scared- this 30-metre cob web at Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa, on the north island is shimmering in the sun and fluttering in the wind like a wave ebbing and flowing. And there's a viable reason to it. The spiders were actually trying to save their lives from the rising water. They were utilizing a technique called ballooning  on which they shoot small strings of web up into the air. The silk thread is then caught by the wind which gives them a ride off to higher ground to safety like a parachute. So, this incredible phenomenon could be due to the flooding in the area caused by a recent cyclone. Nature, man. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4417550/Massive-SPIDERWEB-covers-New-Zealand-park.html
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