Australian mother-of-three, Jamii-Leigh Marwick, was able to catch on film a female redback spider who had manage to catch a deadly brown snake in her web. Marwick knew she and her children were safe from the snake because it wasn’t getting away.
Redback spiders are minor web throwers and have strong webs able to snag lizards, snakes and rodents. They tend to stick to flies but they will prey on much larger animals. What’s amazing about this one is that brown snakes are the third most venomous snake in the world, and here it gets dominated by a mere spider. What’s scarier is that this isn’t an uncommon occurrence, the only spider that is crazier is the bird catching tarantula. After tiring itself out by fruitlessly struggling in the web the brown snake is pumped full of venom that breaks down its internal tissues, this allows the spider to drink a giant snake smoothie.
Spider takes several bites to inject as much venom it can:
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