Fleeing Spiders Create Nightmarish Landscape In New Zealand

Credit:Tracey Maris via Storyful 

Spiders fleeing flooding in New Zealand created a massive 30-metre spiderweb that shimmered in the light on Sunday, April 16.

This stunning sight was discovered by Tauranga resident Tracey Maris on Sunday in the city’s suburb of Papamoa, which had seen flooding during Cyclone Cook. It's pretty beautiful to see, but it's bound to be your worst nightmare if you're arachnophobic.  

“My husband and stepson came up at that stage as I screamed pretty loudly at my discovery. My stepson stood inside it and then had spiders crawling over him. The web was really sticky and clung to all of us. So I thought I would capture the moment and grab some photos and a video. The photos aren’t really clear as spiders clearly freak me out. A dog went running through the webs not long after and it started to break up."

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