|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!
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.
I would have done it for 50 cents!
|Worm for breakfast|
|Tarantula eating a spider|
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.
|Spider carrying a lizard up a door frame|
|Lizard for Lunch?|
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.
|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?
|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|
|Bird being eaten by a spider|
Still interested in spiders? Check out this myth about spiders that eat camels!