This is a short video captured by Tracey Maris of Papamoa, New Zealand after thousands of spiders left a shimmering, waving web in a field near her home while fleeing from flood waters caused by Cyclone Cook. I had no idea spiders were smart enough to run from floods, I just assumed they'd give up like I would and wait to drown. Still, I can't help but wish I lived in New Zealand so I could have blindfolded my roommate and told him I had a special, early birthday surprise for him, then convinced him to strip down to his swim trunks while I donned a bee suit and led him straight into the middle of that web. I guarantee he would have had a heart attack and died. My question is this: is that something I could get in trouble for?
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to Jeff, who isn't afraid of spiders and would have won through that web with his hands over his head like somebody finishing a marathon.