April 17 (UPI) -- Spiders fleeing flooding in a New Zealand town created a massive veil of 100-foot cobwebs that waved in the wind across a field.
Tracey Maris said she was visiting Spratt Reserve in Papamoa, a suburb of Tauranga, Sunday when she captured video of the spectacular sheet of webs shimmering in a field after flooding in the town caused spiders to flee for higher and dryer ground.
"Kind of yuck, but really beautiful at the same time. I was amazed being up on top of the mound seeing how far it stretched for," Maris said.
Maris said the field of webs was short lived -- a dog ran through them shortly after she filmed the video.