It's enough to send shivers down your spine – a redback spider slowly devouring a snake caught in its web.
Australian electrician Ben Cranston told MSN he was working at a mining railway site in Port Hedland, Western Australia, last month when one his colleagues spotted the incredible sight.
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"He was working under a machine and looked over and saw what he thought was a bit of plastic in a web. But then he saw it wriggling and realised it was a snake," Mr Cranston said.
The battle lasted several hours before the spider won out and began eating its prey, he said.
"It was the hugest redback spider I've ever seen but I was surprised the snake didn't win — it was much bigger," Mr Cranston said.
The creepy encounter comes just weeks after Cairns tour guide Ant Hadleigh filmed another giant spider eating a brown tree snake in a friend's backyard.
Mr Cranston said it appeared that the redback spider eventually ate the whole snake.
"It sat there for hours just eating the snake and then the next day we came back and the snake was all gone," he said.