Spooky cobwebs blanket hedges in 'not-so-cozy' English countryside

A hedgerow near Bristol has been coated in an creepy layer of cobwebs in this eerie video filmed yesterday (June 6).

Smothered in haunting silken threads, what looks like the work of spiders or unseasonal Halloween pranksters is the unexpected doing of an army of very hungry caterpillars.

This scary silken jungle is the work of Small Spindle Ermine Moth caterpillars across southern England, weaving a shelter for them to grow into their full moth forms.

It is believed they cover hedges and sometimes trees in these webs to shield themselves from predators between the months of May and June in the UK.