Oh You Know, Just A Giant Spider Eating A Snake

April 19, 2012


Here's a couple pictures of a giant golden orb spider eating a brown tree snake in some dude's garden in Cairns, Australia. You know, because apparently that's what spiders in Australia do -- they eat f***ing snakes. *cancels Australian leg of Geekologie world tour*

"A few times the snake managed to get up and attack the spider, and the spider would run back up the web.

"I would have put my money on the snake for sure, especially seeing how big it was."

Mr Hadleigh estimated the tree snake to be around half a metre long and was alive for "an hour or more" after being caught in the spider's web, before finally succumbing to the crafty arachnid's venom.

"You could see the spider just chewing into it and the part which the spider was eating had gone all black and the insides were bubbling," he said.

First of all, no. Second of all, if you see a spider eating a snake outside your place you do NOT run and grab your camera to start taking pictures. You run and grab the gasoline and you burn that house to the ground and f***ing MOVE. Preferably to an airship above the clouds.

Hit the jump for two more shots and a video of the oh God now I'm all itchy and paranoid.


Thanks to Nick, who agrees this is exactly what hairspray and a lighter was made for.

  • Eric Moran

    i worked at a golf course in Cairns, and for fun, we would throw golf balls at these spiders on our break. crazy thing is, they'd get stuck in the web and the spiders would spit the balls onto the green. true story. 

  • try walking into that spider web....

  • there's not enough fire in the world to fix Australia.

  • LittleBot

     So now we can all agree that since we have an Alien Vs. Predator, we need Arachnophobia Vs.  Anaconda...

    Which would only be complete if you put the spider and snakes aside for a cameo throwback of  what would appear to be young Jennifer Lopez and Harley Jane Kozak teaming up to take the role of the archaeologist and scientist that get caught up in the battle.

  • sohail sidique

    Clearly putting your hand up to it is the most logical way to measure its size

  • artilleryboy

    I have huge  spiders hanging around my house. They are big, black and will probably kill me if i got to close. Sometimes there's nothing you can do to get rid of them, I try removing them but they just come back, even when i spray my house. Seen a wasp kill one though.

  • frank666rizzo

    I sure as hell wouldn't put my hand next to it

  • Guest

    This is wicked awesome. Hey, I'm just one of those folks who actually adore spiders.

  • frank666rizzo

     agreed, but I don't eff with them either.  adore from a distance

  • I believe that God created the world and everything in it.  When he was done, he looked at his work and noticed that a few of his precious species were just too dangerous to live along side everything else.  So being a good and loving creator, God took these creatures and hid them away at the bottom of the Earth in this barren land called Australia. 

  • frank666rizzo

     then why'd he leave the republicans in the US?

  • Sorry. god doesnt exist. 

  • handicappedentertainment

    You wanna worship Dumbledore with me?

  • Reminds me of my ex-wife!

  • Thomas Farley

    So it does not bother any of you that in the room that any one of you are sitting there are  at least 20 spiders in it.......

  • Thomas Farley

    8-@..... can't stab out my mind's eye......

  • My plans of visiting Australia any time soon are totally nullified right now. This video was appalling. Especially after he put his hand out beside the spider to show just how big it is. WHO THE FUCK WOULD DO THAT!? I'd buy a submarine and call the underwater kingdom my home for the rest of eternity if I ever saw one of those things irl.

  • Yeah... right up until you see the kinds of dead monsters that wash up after tsunamis.

  • Giant Spider don't give a F!

  • I have never hated anything so much in my life ever.... 

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