Someone shared this really amazing picture with me. It really is a fantastic picture in its bizarreness.
“An unexpected side effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed into the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders’ webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenomenon before but, they also report that tere are now far fewer mosquitoes than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around. It is thought that the mosquitoes are getting caught in the spider webs, thus reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, who are facing so many other hardships after the flood.”
One act of nature causing the catastrophe (flood), but another act of nature (spiders) preventing another catastrophe (outbreak of malaria).