There are things in Australia that you just won’t see anywhere else in the world. Think of the Sydney Opera House or the Gold Coast. Even better, how about a large and terrifying redback spider, catching and eating an equally large and equally terrifying eastern brown snake? Have you heard of such an occurrence anywhere else in the world?
I didn’t think so.
Yet this is exactly the scene that Australian farmer Neale Postlethwaite came across in his garage late last month. You can see in the video below that the snake has its tail stuck in the redback’s strong web. Postlethwaite managed to film a quick video of the deadly encounter before the spider scurried back into its nest underneath his car.
The snake was dead and being devoured by ants when Postlethwaite came back to his garage the next day. The spider was unfortunately nowhere to be found. If I were this farmer, I think it would be a good time to buy a new car.