Giant Spider Eating a Snake Is Absolutely Horrifying

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Not the spider that ate the snake.
I thought I was cool when I took a photo of a GIANT spider devouring an even GIANTER cicada when I was at the beach in South Carolina (photos after the jump). But no. What I captured on film was child's play compared to what Australian man Ant Hadleigh snapped a pic of. While in the rain forest in Cape York, Ant got an image of a spider eating a snake. A spider. Eating. A snake. 

It's happening, isn't it. The genus insectus is coming for us. First they start with the reptiles, then they start eating rodents, then farm animals, then the next thing you know, we're hiding our wives and our kids from the inevitable human eating spider.

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Ant said that it was one of the most incredible things he's ever seen, which I'm inclined to agree with. The tree snake was about 18 inches long and it took the spider about hour to kill the thing. It was a slow and steady process and Ant was so kind as to go into more thorough detail:

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.

...

Speechless.

"Insides were bubbling."

No words.

I think we should just all stock up on an axe or two, a blow torch, and maybe a bazooka because this snake eating spider cannot be stopped. Only a matter of time before a human baby gets caught in its web. Prepare yourselves. I mean, they've eaten birds before. We're not far behind.

Here's my (now) pathetic photo of a spider eating a cicada:

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 Are you scared of spiders? You should be!

 

Photo via robstephaustralia/Flickr

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