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The brown snake is actually one of the world's most venomous snakes

David beats Goliath! Snake is caught in a spider’s web and is eaten by the gluttonous predator

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IT looks like something from a horror film – but an astonished couple found this hungry spider tucking into a deadly snake in their SHED, The Sun reports. Terrifying photos show the baby brown snake trapped in the web – as the creepy crawly takes a bite out of it. Jeff Simons said his wife, Judy, first came across the skin-crawling scene about three weeks ago in the shed at their property in Elmore, about 100 miles north of Melbourne, Australia.

 Jeff said he didn’t believe his wife at first – and didn’t even go to have a look until the next day. He told Daily Mail Australia: “It was still feasting on it the next morning.”I haven’t seen anything like that before.”  Mr Simons, who doesn’t mind snakes but dislikes spiders, killed the redback and freed the snake.

But it’s hard to think of the snake as a victim – as the brown snake, which is native to Australia, is one of the most lethal snakes in the world, with venom that contains toxins that cause paralysis or muscle weakness.  And this isn’t the first time a spider has taken on a snake.

Last month, another brown snake was photographed in the web of a daddy long-legs spider.  Farmer and photographer Patrick Lees found the dead snake strung up on his property near West Wyalong, north west of Canberra.

Around the same time, Jennifer Fox and her husband, from Western Australia, posted horrifying footage of snakes thrashing around on the floor of a shed, tangled in the webs of lethal spiders.

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