An unexpected side-effect of the massive flooding that swamped one-fifth of Pakistan was that millions of spiders turned trees into cocoons. They crawled into trees to escape the rising flood waters.
The gigantic spider web found in Texas is an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare. It covered 200 yards!!! Despite the fact that spiders are cannibalistic and their webs are unconnected, specialists studied more than 240 specimens and identified 12 families of spiders in the huge web. There is little consensus about what sparked this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.