If the sight of spiders freaks you out, well, just cast your eyes on this massive 30-metre (30 yard) cobweb that was found by Tracey Maris and her daughter on a field in Tauranga, New Zealand on Sunday.
“We were down below the newly-made tsunami evacuation mound on our local football field and there was a bright glistening coming from the top of the mound — it looked almost like the hill was sparkling but we were unsure why,” Maris told Storyful.
“So my 10-year-old daughter and I raced up to look and were shocked to learn it was all spider web. 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.”
The phenomenon, often called “spider bum parachutes” is a result of spiders seeking higher ground from floodwaters, by casting a large thread of silk from their bodies to — you guessed it — use as a parachute.