What you’re about to see in the video above is something very rare: It is footage of a snake getting caught in a spider web. The video captures this spider defying all odds.
The hungry spider in the video is a redback. The reptile is an Australian brown snake.
A couple came upon the grisly scene of the snake caught in the spider’s web in their shed in Canada. Apparently, the spider took days to feast on his enormous prey.
The brown snake, which is native to Australia, is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. Brown snake venom contains toxins that cause paralysis or muscle weakness. It’s quite shocking then that it was so easily captured by a spider!