Only in Australia! This video from Victoria shows us just how deadly the redback spider is, even when a snake is concerned. It also shows us why we should never, ever go outside again.
Farmer Neale Postlethwaite shot this short clip after he found a snake hanging from a web under the engine of his VT Commodore on his Gooroc farm.
After he went in for a closer look, he found that the snake was not actually dead but moving.
‘The next day the snake was on the ground and a trail of ants were getting into it, so I don’t know how much lunch the spider had’, Postlethwaite told the Sydney Morning Herald.
While redbacks are not known to attack snakes, anything is possible in Australia.
Nopety nope nope nope : Redback Spider vs Brown snake: http://t.co/rkOGq2niKy
— Will Buthod (@wbuthod) March 3, 2015
In Australia, our spiders eat snakes: http://t.co/nqxm4OOo7z
— Duncan Campbell (@dunk) March 3, 2015