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Pakistan Flood Aftermath

This is scary – the first image doesn’t even look real!

It looks like something out of an illustrated book…

Pakistan Flood aftermathAn unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of
Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to
escape the rising flood waters. Because of the scale of the fl00ding and
the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have
become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never
seen this phenomenon before – but they also report that there are now
less mosquitoes than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant,
standing water that is around. It is thought that the mosquitoes are
getting caught in the spiders web thus reducing the risk of malaria,
which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, facing so many
other hardships after the floods. UK aid – in response to the Pakistan
floods – is helping millions of survivors return home and rebuild their
lives. 

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