Giant Spider eats Bird

Check this one out.... A giant Golden Orb Weaver spider caught a chestnut-breasted mannikin bird in its web and has it for lunch.. and maybe for dinner or maybe have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for weeks.

The photo was snapped in a backyard in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. That is one big spider! and that is one poor bird. How strong is the web of that spider that a bird could get caught in it and not able to escape?

"Normally they prey on large insects, it's unusual to see one eating a bird," (said head spider keeper Joel Shakespeare at the Australian Reptile Park.)

Mr Shakepeare told ninemsn he had seen golden orb weaver spiders as big as a human hand but the northern species in tropical areas were known to grow larger...

"(The spider) would not eat the whole bird," he told ninemsn.

"It uses its venom to break down the bird for eating and what it leaves is a food parcel," he said.


That is amazing but really scary! Yiiks!

October 30, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

Gruesome.... but that's nature as intended.

November 7, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

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