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post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2009, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Spider catches snake

[quote=(-.-);210938]Spider catches snake:

An office receptionist got the shock of her life earlier this week when she found a 14cm long snake entangled in the web of a deadly spider. Tania Robertson, a receptionist at an electrical firm , came in to work on Tuesday and spotted the strange sight next to a desk in her office. The snake, which had obviously died from the spider's poisonous bite, was off the ground and caught up in the web. 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.

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.

Even a fly that accidentally landed on the snake was chased off aggressively.......


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-03-2009, 02:29 PM
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Hoax Slayer says the story is authentic but I still have a hard time believing it. I've destroyed many black widows & webs and I've never come across a web strong enough to hold the weight of a snake. That spider is huge and the snake small but I still doubt that the web could possibly be that strong.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-04-2009, 07:41 PM
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But keep in mind that the snake was slightly shorter than 6 inches.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-07-2009, 12:14 AM
Very interesting but...eeeuw, I hate spiders and I hate snakes!!!
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