Animals eating Animals

Nature at its finest can be a thing of beauty. Here's pictures of the bloody carnage that results.

Amazing pictures of Venus Fly Trap plants eating all kinds of animals including a frog!

spider caught by venus trap
It's a Trap!

Awesome photos of Venus Fly Trap plants eating flies and spiders...


Venus Fly Traps were one of the most fascinating things I ever saw as a child.

We had one in the kitchen and my Dad showed me how to taunt them by poking them with a pencil to get them to close shut.

He once pretended to get his finger eaten by one too which totally terrified me. The joke was on him though as later that day there was a terrible chainsaw accident which we don't really talk about.

So for those not in the loop, the Venus Fly Trap (also Venus's Flytrap or Venus' Flytrap) is a carnivorous plant that catches and digests animal prey.

Their diet usually consist of insects and spiders.

And a note, yes, plants are not animals, I know......

venus fly trap eating a fly
Caught in a Trap
As I'm sure Admiral Akbar would point out, the Venus' trapping structure is formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces.

When an insect, worm or spider walking along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap will close if a different individual hair is contacted generally within twenty seconds of the first strike.

This is a kind of fail safe mechanism to preserve the Venus Trap's energy by preventing it from catching items with no nutritional value.

Any way's you came here for the action shots of Venus Fly Traps eating their prey like worms and flies so here you go:

Flies caught in a trap
Single Fly Caught in the Venus Fly Trap
 Here's a treat for every hungry Venus Trap, a frog! How the hell the plant was strong enough to keep this jumping fellow, I don't know but I think it's a pretty impressive effort!

frog captured by a venus fly trap
Frog's Legs on the Menu tonight!

I bet this grasshopper totally regrets jumping around willy nilly now!
venus flytrap captures a grass hopper
Grasshopper caught in a very hungry trap
Silhouette of a bee in the plant's trap

I think the below picture is a case of the early Venus Fly Trap gets the worm!
Worm about to get snapped in the trap! Side Bar: Bat eating a worm

Photos of spiders eating things at least 5 times their size!

spider eyes magnified
I've got my eyes on you, Jack

It's amazing that spiders can eat animals bigger than themselves...


A common perception is that spiders like to eat flies that have been silly enough to fly into their webs and traps. This is all true but you can add that moths and other flying insects like butterflies also make up part of a healthy spider diet.

The truth is that spiders will eat just about anything their 8 legs can grab onto.

Here's some cool pictures of what some spiders have been caught eating, including the odd lizard, worm and even a bird!

Damn freaks!

Right?

We'll start our run with an early spider gets the worm joke: yep, this spider is munching down on a juicy worm. How do I know worms are juicy? I got paid a dollar once by my brother to eat one.

Sucker!

I would have done it for 50 cents!

worm eaten by a spider
Worm for breakfast
Now we have the classic tarantula spider eating a dead chicken picture. I'd be surprised if this huge spider managed to bring down the chicken all by himself but none-the-less, it's a spider eating a chicken shot! I hope it's not a staged photo.

spider eating chicken
Tarantula eating a spider
You'd think lizards and geckos would be faster than a spider right? Not so in these two pictures.

The picture below appears to be showing a spider carrying a lizard up a door or a window. Kind of reminds me of this python pulling up a kangaroo actually! Either way, that's a strong spider.

lizard caught by spider
Spider carrying a lizard up a door frame
lizard caught by a spider
Lizard for Lunch?
Now this is where our what do spiders eat photo essay gets a little weird...

Can you imagine a spider eating a snake?

Well it looks like this little fella managed to capture a grass snake of some kind in his web and made him a snack.

grass snake caught by a spider
Spider eats a snake!
Hey Jimmy Jangles, that's only a little snake! It hardly counts! Okay then dear reader, how about a bigger snake being eaten by a spider? That image does kind of look like a set up though eh?

spider caught in a spider web
Snake eaten by a spider
In the spider kingdom there's one spider that everyone knows the name of: Taranatula! And here's a picture of one eating a small mouse. 

Tarantula eating a mouse
So far we've had the spiders eating the worms, spiders, mice and and the odd chicken, but I've saved my favorite picture till last. Spider eating a bird. It's my favorite because that is one big bird and that is one mean looking spider. And that bird must have put up a decent fight right? So imagine how tough the spider is!

spider captures a bird in its nest and eats it
Bird being eaten by a spider

Still interested in spiders? Check out this myth about spiders that eat camels!

Giant Anacondas Eating Crocodiles and other creatures

giant anaconda

Anacondas seem to eat just everything and man


If I ever think of snakes, I think of three things:



But who cares about all of that when you can check out these pictures of anacondas eating all kinds of animals!

anaconda eats a whole man

Here's a famous picture of a man that was eaten by an anaconda. I can only imagine this little gentleman was having a wee snooze in the forest some where and the big snake crept up on him and made him a tasty treat.

anaconda eating a crocodile

These next few pictures are of a crocodile getting crushed by the might of the anacondas muscles. Apparently they imported them from Brussels.


crocodile eaten by anaconda snake

Caiman being eaten by a massive snake
Check out that set of double jaws!!
anaconda eats a deer

Anaconda eating a deer of some kind. 

pet dog taken by anaconda snake

This photo is the result of a poor doggy having been caught in the jaws of a hungry Anaconda. Sad Puppy Face.

anaconda eats a goat.
Goat for lunch

The blood of the vulture's dinner was dark and rich, like cherry red...

vulture covered all over with blood

When I look as this vulture that's bathed in blood after feeding, I'm kind of glad that I have no idea what dead animal has suffered the ignominy of being eaten by a walking cliche.

I saw this picture on reddit but didn't copy the link so I have no context of the feeding (though I suspect it was something horrific like these petrels got up to) but I note two things.

The first is the look on this bird.

He has just eaten the eyes and guts out of some poor dead beast and yet he's still all damn business. There's no hint of joy displayed even though he's managed to grab a bite to eat.

Second thing to note, is the work of the photographer.

I have no idea what their name is or when or where this picture was taken but hats off to them, it's an incredible capture. The quality is amazing but the eye capturing part of it is that single drop of blood that has dripped from the vulture's beak and is forever caught hanging in that moment.

It's a visceral reminder that nature is indeed beautiful and that carnage results.

A brave leopard catches and eats a giant python!

A brave leopard catches and eats a giant python!

This is something I've not seen before, a leopard eating an African Rock Python! And a massively large python at that!

Obviously the leopard can move a bit faster than the snake so it would seem he had the advantage but we can only imagine the tussle that went into bringing the snake down.

Python caught and eaten by a leopard

Perhaps the snake had died of natural causes?

It was suggested that this photo was taken in Yala National Park, Sir Lankia, however the snake appears to be an African python.

Leopards are actually known to be quite tough buggers - they can kill crocodiles with a bit of effort! And whatever you do, never try and corner a leopard, they will tear your scalp off!

Turtle Power! Turtle kills and eats a rattlesnake

This almost a terrifying picture when you realise just how dangerous turtles can be ! This one has managed to kill and eat a rattlesnake. Through a fence! Cowabunga!

Rattlesnake eaten by a turtle

I thought turtles only ate pizza? Look at the eyes of that snake eating turtle - he's seen things, been places you and I could never fathom. To him, this snake is just a snakey snack. To us, it's a glimpse into the heart of darkness.

Cowabunga indeed.

Crocodile catches two fish at once

Crocodile catches two fish at once in its jaws

Crocodile catches two fish at once in its jaws

This photo of a crocodile snacking on a fish won second place in the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Taken by Massimiliano Bencivenni he said "Picture taken in the Brazilian Pantanal... when I downloaded the CF did not want to believe it .... The nature knows we always give magnificent events but sometimes extraordinary"

If you missed, the magic of this photo is that the crocodile has managed to catch two fish in his mouth at once. Which given how speedy fish can be, that's a fairly impressive move for the predator.

Donkey stomps a wolf to death and then eats it

wolf eaten by a donkey

Donkey stops a wolf to death and then eats it!

Found on Reddit, this picture of a donkey with a wolf in its mouth was explained by a Redditor thusly:

"Here in Northwestern Ontario we have a rather persistent wolf issue, so every farmer with pigs, chickens, cows, sheep, etc has at least one donkey in the pasture to prevent wolves from attacking the herds. Those donkeys don't take any shit from anything"

We have no idea how a farmer trains a donkey to catch eat wolves but we imagine it's a matter of bludgeoning the furry fellow to death with the heavy legs of the donkey. But as for the wolf putting themselves in the position to be stomped and eaten by the donkey, that's and entirely different question.

Now, if someone could kindly figure out how this cow killed and ate a rabbit...






So we're doing spiders eating fish now





fish being eaten by a spider

We spied these pictures and thought they were pretty amazing. We knew spiders could catch and eat birds, and if that act wasn't impressive enough, here's spiders catching fish for their supper. We have no idea how a fish manages to get themselves into positions that a spider can catch them, let alone ponder the mystery of how a spider ever thought to catch a fish in the first place!

You can maybe imagine how the conversation went. "Hey Bob, I'm sick of catching and eating flies and moths in my web. You wanna go fishing this weekend? We could take the ute, have some beers, should be a great lark and who know's maybe we will actually catch some fish too!"

spidering eating a red fish


This tiger snake was too slow for this Heath Monitor

Heath Monitor eating a tiger snake

Taken by Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife officer Janine Liddelow, this picture shows a Heath Monitor eating a tiger snake. Impressive effort that.

The photo was taken in late 2015 near Walpole.
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