Fleeing spiders leave massive cobweb in New Zealand field

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 17, 2017 at 6:39 PM

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.

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