We know every creature serves a purpose on this fantastic planet, but this imagery still gives us the shivers!
Due to excessive flooding in Pakistan in 2010 that submerged a fifth of the country, MILLIONS of spiders took to the trees to escape the rising flood waters.
Pictured above are the trees that they effectively cocooned in spider webs, while seeking shelter from the water.
Unfortunately, spiders weren't the only creature affected by the flooding and 20 million human lives were also disrupted as a result.
However, remember that thing about every creature serving a purpose?
In the areas where spiders took over the trees, there are significantly less malaria-spreading mosquitos that are expected to accompany stagnant water.
Hooray for spiders! Creepy, disgusting spiders. Seriously though…good job spiders.
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