Itsy-Bitsy Spider Catches … a Snake

Ever have that sticky feeling – oh that was really poor – that you should just stay away from certain things? Ever thought that the Lizard should be able to beat Spidey up easily? It looks like Spideys all around are kicking ass and taking names later.

While Spidey has maintained control of the box office a Chinese house spider took control of it’s home office in a BIG way!

Original Story

Mon Jul 12, 8:27 AM ET

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese house spider sitting on its web waiting for lunch got the biggest helping of its life — it caught a snake.

The 12-inch snake crawled into a farmer’s house in Qingyuan county in eastern Zhejiang province, apparently oblivious of the spider patiently spinning its web in the corner, Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

“Unfortunately, it got desperately trapped in the tough, sticky web of the spider,” the agency said.

“The spider pulled the web higher and suspended the snake above the ground. It then managed to get to the neck of the snake, using its beak to pierce the snake and inject its poison.”

The David and Goliath battle took 80 minutes, drawing farmers from all around to watch, Xinhua said.

“The snake died soon and the hunter spider began to suck its blood.”

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