Spider eats snake in tree battle (VIDEO)


A video of a spider devouring a snake has become a YouTube hit… and no we didn't get the words snake and spider the wrong way around.


Filmed by Cairns kite surfer Ant Hadleigh in the forest of Cape York, the video shows a mid-air battle between a golden orb spider and a brown tree snake which was caught in a web.

Hadleigh says he thought the snake was going to be an easy winner, given its size advantage, but despite managing to attack the spider a couple of times, the arachnid’s had the advantage.

As the spider ate the snake one bite at a time Hadleigh was brave enough to hold his hand behind the attack to give a sense of scale… we hope all of his fingers are still intact.
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