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

Snakes eating animals

I believe it was the actor Samuel L Jackson who uttered the immortal movie line "Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" Well here at Animals Eating Animals we love snakes and judging by these pictures, we can understand why the rest of the animal kingdom and Sam Jackson are trying to get the mother fucking snakes off the plane.

First up, the simple things in life. A snake eating a frog. Not much of a challenge for our serpentine friend but none-the-less a tasty morsel.


How about a snake taking on a bird? They must be a bit harder to catch and eat than a frog right? Hmmm, I suspect this bird simply fell asleep in the gutter after a hard night out on the piss and Mr Snake on his way home from this job at the mill simply found him and had him for breakfast


Lizards Gizards!


I think I smell a rat! It's not like I can see the lil bastard anymore....



Oh look a pop princess about to get eaten by an albino python! No, it's just Britney Spears performing a hot lil number for K Fed or who it is she's shacked up with these days. That is one damn lucky snake though eh....


Here's a rattle snake eating a mouse from National Geographic Magazine. I hear rattle snakes can be better than cats at catching mice. You just put one in your kitchen cupboard and they eat the mouse treats. When all mice have been eating the rattlesnake simply moves into your back yard to eat dust.



Sometimes snakes like to each other. Here's a picture of a cape cobra eating a puff adder. Please do not confuse this with a cobra eating Puff Duddy.



Here's possibly the dumbest python in existence. Check out this image of the python  trying to eat a live electric fence:


Just so no-one thinks all pythons are dumb here is one of the most awesome shots ever. A python dragging a kangaroo up a cliff. It's an all time classic!


Look how long the bastard is!

Check out  Animals Eating Animals' page on Burmese Albino Pythons

Katipo bites a trouser snake!



Check out this story of how a Katipo spider took on a trouser snake!

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A venomous katipo spider bite on his penis was the high price a tourist paid for a skinny-dip at a Northland beach. The 22-year-old Canadian left his clothes in the sand dunes while he went for his nude swim and slept on his return, according to a report on the case in today's online NZ Medical Journal.
"He woke to find his penis swollen and painful with a red mark on the shaft suggestive of a bite. He rapidly developed generalised muscle pains, fever, headache, photophobia [light sensitivity] and vomiting," wrote Dr Nigel Harrison and colleagues who treated him at Dargaville and Whangarei hospitals.

By the time the man reached Dargaville Hospital, his penis was severely swollen, his blood pressure was up and his heart beat racing.

Chest pain and other symptoms developed the next morning and it was presumed he had been bitten by a katipo. He was treated with anti-venom medicine and rapidly improved.
However, heart problems persisted and he was treated at Whangarei Hospital and Auckland Hospital before returning to Canada.

Katipo spiders are known to have a highly specialised habitat in New Zealand sand dunes and will bite only rarely, and in defence.

This was the first known case of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, caused by a bite, Dr Harrison said. A prompt diagnosis and the use of anti-venom resulted in a good outcome for the tourist, he said.

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Wikipedia has a good description of the Katiopo sider:
 
Latrodectus katipo, the katipo, is an endangered species of spider native to New Zealand. A member of the genus Latrodectus, it is related to the Australian redback spider, and the North American black widow spiders.
 
The species is venomous to humans, capable of delivering a comparatively dangerous spider bite. Katipo is a Māori name and means "night-stinger". It is a small to medium-sized spider with the female having a distinctive black body with a white bordered red stripe on its back.
 
North of 39°15'S females do not have a red stripe and are all black. The male is much smaller than the female and quite different in appearance, being white with black stripes and red diamond shaped markings. Katipo have a narrow habitat, being only found living in sand dunes close to the seashore.
 
They range throughout most of coastal New Zealand, but are not found at the southernmost regions. Spinning an irregular tangled web amongst dune plants or other debris, they feed mainly on ground dwelling insects.
 
And now occasional trouser snakes.
 
Check out this story of a Spider eating a bird!

Random: Story of Us Lyrics, Taylor Swift

Giraffes Rule!

You know in South Park how Kenny was always getting killed? And then one Christmas episode Kenny survied and everyone had a merry Christmas. This is Animals Eating Animal's equivalent. My good friends have have headed off to do volunteer work in Tanzaire. This is their reward. A beautiful shot of a giraffe idly checking out his own playground.



 Check out The Mantee's blog, This Aint No Toto Song!

Hey Crocodile, you want a zebra for lunch?


When one thinks of a zebra being eating, I would normally think of a Lion feeding on one but when you think about it, Zebras need to drink and when the sun beats down you'd be forgiven for tempting fate for trying to have a drink in quiet down the local watering hole...


The Daily Telegraph said of this Reuters photo "the stricken animal was attempting to cross the Mara river in the Masai Mara game reserve in south-western Kenya when the reptile struck. And the poor zebra's chances did not look very good as two of the croc's hungry friends lurked menacingly in front of it as well." Stricken Animal? I say the Zebra was freaking lunch meat!
Here's some more pictures of other occasions where some hungry crocs have got them selves some fresh Zebra.

I think thats a death roll of some kind...

Check out this crocodile eating the Zebra's guts:


Here's some more crocs having an orgy over this Zebra platter. Good eating boys!


Crocodiles have also been known to eat sharks but also sometimes suffer the misfortune of being eaten by a leopard... but if you want to have a laugh, check out this crocodile with a vet's arm hanging out his mouth!

Bugs eating critters and critters eating bugs

What's the difference between bugs and critters? Who cares? Here's some pictures of bugs, insects and other grubby critters eating each other. Sadly, this page reminds me of a Bruce Springsteen song. Name it and I'll send you a hundred dollars. Cash.


First up, I'm gonna have to get all technical on you and use flash words like Libellula vibrans. Libellula vibrans? Sound's dirty eh? OK prudes, here's a Great Blue Skimmer eating a Halictid Bee...




I dunno about the authenticity of this photo, it looks kinda like a picture of Paris Hilton out on a date?



Here's a close up of a Lady Bug eating gosh knows what. 



Did you know when humans eat bugs its called entomophagy? Less educated people call it gross:





These girls are eating huhu grubs, which in New Zealand are considered a bit of a treat! maybe they think it will help with their complexion? If that doesn't do it for you, why not have a full plate of bugs and critters to chew down on?
When I was in Thailand, I had this for breakfast everyday:




Snake eating a snail?




Good for you Freaking News, here's a free plug! Actually, I again doubt the authenticity of this photo, it looks like a fourth date kind of picture with Paris Hilton.


Here's a slug eating a snail, or is it the other way around? I can't tell!




Some times people like to eat monkeys. They count as critters right?




Of course, generally you only eat Monkey brains in the company of possessed Princes.


In an exclusive to Animals eating Animals I got this scoop of what the monkeys looked liked before there were served up to Indianna's date:




Orangutan's in a wheelbarrow? Too cute! Hey I have an excellent idea, Clint Eastward should to a movie where his co star is an grumpy orangutan! Shit, that would be awesome in 3D.


Back to the critters and crickets:




The Springsteen song was The Wrestler by the way. So, now you owe me a hundred bucks cash, hmmkay? Here's one C. flavopictus scorpion eating a grasshopper. But master, when do I stop?




When your eyes are like mine:




Want to see more cool shit? How about a Spider eating a bird, frogs eating strange bugs, or maybe you might want to check out the time a python attacked an electric fence!

Assassin Bug will....assassinate you and your spider.

Said the assassin bug to the spider....

Running with Ponies reports:

"A study from Sydney’s Macquarie University has examined the predatory behaviour of the assassin bug (Stenolemus bituberus), describing for the first time the two distinct attack methods used by this araneophagic (spider-eating) insect. Putting the bugs in contact with five species of web-building spiders, Anne Wignall observed the assassin bugs to use either “stalking” or “luring” tactics to hunt their prey in their webs.

When stalking, the assassin bugs will rely on stealth to reach their prey undetected, severing and stretching the silk threads of the web between itself and the spider, and approaching it with an irregular, bouncing locomotion. Exploiting periods of environmental disturbance (caused by wind, for example), together with the vibrations created by its cryptic stepping movements, the assassin bug creates a kind of “smokescreen” effect to mask its approach.

When luring, however, the assassin bug will manipulate the silk vibrations to deliberately reveal its location on the web and draw the spider to it, plucking the threads to emulate the twitching, panicked movements of ensnared prey for up to twenty minutes. “The spider thinks it’s getting a meal, but instead gets eaten itself,” says Wignall."

That's nice and special and all, I'm just happy that the underdog wins! I mean I know it's called an Assassin bug, but any time a bug takes on a Spider for the sake of eating it, I'm rooting for the bug. 

Check out this Battle at Kruger where the underdog (spoiler) wins against all odds.

Spider eating a bird caught in its web!

Spider eating a bird caught in its web!

It's pictures like this of a spider eating a fricking bird that inspire horror movies like Arachnophobia:



The pictures show the Golden Orb Weaver spider with its long black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web. Presumably the bird flew into the web, tired and was set upon by the spider. 


The photos were reportedly taken in Atheron, close to Queensland's tropical north (in Australia). Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park was reported as saying "Normally they prey on large insects… it's unusual to see one eating a bird." Mr Shakepeare said 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.


Queensland Museum identified the bird as a native finch called the Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Golden Orb weaver Spider
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