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Trees Cocooned in Spiders Webs Were Spotted After The Massive Floods In Pakistan

The floods that submerged one-fifth of Pakistan's territory took more than six months to recede.

One of the most affected regions was the Sindh region, located in the western corner of South Asia. 

At their peak, the floodwaters were up to 20 feet deep. About 20 million people were displaced.

But apparently, people were not the only ones seeking shelter from the devastating floods. 

One of the unexpected side-effects of the flooding has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising floodwaters, turning them into futuristic-looking trees cocooned in spiders' webs.

The people living in that area claimed they have never seen this phenomenon before but were glad to discover that those cocooned trees were actually significantly reducing the numbers of mosquitos and thereby, the risk of malaria. 

It is thought that the mosquitoes were getting caught in the spiders' webs which would be one blessing for the people of the area, facing so many other hardships after the floods. 

Check out some of the stunning photos, released by the department of international development.

Trees Cocooned in Spiders Webs Were Spotted After The Massive Floods In Pakistan | trees around a lake covered in white webs
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It's Spring Time And Flying Cats On Trees Are Totally Ignoring The Poor Birds

There are so many reasons why cats love trees so much and now that spring has come, they just start flying up. And no, they have never heard of Bird's rights.  

One interesting fact about cats and trees id that If you look closely at your cat's claws, you'll notice that they are curved in a downwards direction. That is the reason they can easily scale trees. But when a cat wants to dismount from a tree, they have to sort of scurry down backwards. This is due to the curve of the claws, which prevents them from climbing back down the tree face first. 

Anyway, these cats seem quite satisfied up there and not too concerned with how they will go down. 


 

Flying Cats On Trees Who Never Heard Of Birds' Rights | tree with naked branches in front of a building, a grey cat and a crow sit together on a branch and look in the same direction
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From the moment they leave their den, black bears have a natural instinct to climb. In this cute clip from the BBC documentary nature series, 24/7 Wild, adorable black bear cubs leave their den to learn to conquer the treetops for the first time.


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In this amusing clip from the BBC Earth nature series, Gorilla Family and Me, Scottish wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan watches as a family of silverback gorillas struggle to climb up trees. Life in the trees can be hard when you weigh over 200 pounds.