Giant Scottish caterpillar web draws tourists

The insects have created a 32 foot long web structure

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Giant Scottish caterpillar web draws tourists

It's a rare sight - thousands of caterpillars creating a 32 foot long floss-like web in the car park of a shop in Sterling, Scotland.

The insects built the webs to keep predators away and since word spread, the floss-like web has become a tourist attraction and is now cordoned off for viewing.

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According to the Daily Record the insects can usually be found gorging on cheery trees or hawthorns and blackthorns.

Local shopper Maureen McLaughlin, told The Sun: "It's incredible, quite a phenomenon."

She added: "I've never seen anything like it before. It just shows you how amazing nature is.

"It's a bit like what your worst nightmare is when you see them all moving around the web, but nature is beautiful. I walk dogs and I have never seen anything like it."

A spokesperson from Wickes, the DIY store where the caterpillars were found, said the company are currently in the process of 'finding out more' about the bizarre situation.

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