Monday, June 7, 2010

Don't mess with the Redback Spider!!!!

An office receptionist got the shock of her life earlier this week when she found a 70cm-long snake entangled in the web of a deadly spider. red back spider capture snake Tania Robertson, a receptionist at an electrical firm, came in to work on Tuesday and spotted the sight next to a desk in her office.red back spider eating snake The snake, which had obviously died from the spider's poisonous bite, was off the ground and caught up in the web. red back spider feasting on snake
Leon Lotz of the Arachnology Department at the National Museum said it was only the second time that he had heard of a snake getting caught in a spider's web. It is believed the snake got caught in the web on Monday night.red back spider snake But it did not take the spider long to bite it. A red mark on the snake's stomach was evidence of where the spider had started eating it.
Throughout Tuesday, the spider checked on her prey, but on Wednesday she rolled it up and started spinning a web around it. She also kept lifting it higher off the ground, while continually snacking on it.

red back spider

1 comment:

Elaine@broken-snowflakes said...

zomg~ spider posts again! *goosebump* why is it do i read about spider posts EVERYWHERE! T.T