Gigantic Tarantula Devours A Snake In Never Before Seen Footage

Gigantic Tarantula Devours A Snake In Never Before Seen Footage

Gigantic Tarantula Devours A Snake In Never Before Seen Footage

- A group of researchers in Brazil came across a bizarre scene in which a tarantula was devouring a snake

- In the photos the tarantula can be seen turning the snake into slime before eating it

- This is the first time ever that such a large snake was eaten by a spider

Horrifying never before seen photos captured the moment a giant tarantula devoured a snake.

The scientists were shocked when they overturned a rock to find a 40cm snake getting devoured by a gigantic tarantula.

Instead of running away from the shocking scene the scientists stayed and kept capturing photos of the oversized spider’s meal.

Gigantic Tarantula Devours A Snake In Never Before Seen Footage

The group of researchers claims that this is the first time ever a tarantula was captured eating a snake.

In the photos we see the spider turning the reptile into goo before devouring it.

One of the researchers wrote: "Predation of such a large snake in relation to the size of the spider was extremely surprising to us."

She added: "There are other records of spiders preying on snakes, such as the famous black widow, which has a strong toxin and, besides, rely on the web for capturing."

The researcher claims that the snake probably slithered under the tarantula’s rock by accident and was basically dinner served on a platter.

It was previously unknown if the venom of a tarantula was enough to kill a snake and these photos could be new evidence to the potency of the tarantula’s venom.

Gigantic Tarantula Devours A Snake In Never Before Seen Footage

Source: KAMI.com.gh

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