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

Seal versus Octopus battle on the high sea!

octopus caught and eaten by a seal

 Battle between a hungry seal and frantic octopus!

As reported by NZ Herald:

"A Kaikoura kayaking guide has captured a life-and-death battle between a hungry fur seal and an octopus.

Kaikoura Kayaks guide Conner Stapley was out with three tourists in South Bay yesterday, when he came across the epic battle.

He noticed thrashing on the surface of the water, and soon realised it was from a big male seal attacking the octopus.

The kayakers were soon spectators in a grisly battle as the octopus tried, and failed, to avoid becoming lunch."

octopus caught and eaten by a seal Sometimes Octopus do win the good fight - here's one that managed to nab a seagull.

Fireflies continue to light up even though caught in a spider's web

fireflies caught by spider

A keen Redditer shared their footage of two fireflies caught in a spider's web.

Nothing unusual about that, save for the fact that the flies have been bound for eating later - and are still alive and flashing!

What happens when this Alligator bites are an electric eel will shock you!

A bad move by an electric eel has a shocking result when this crocodile / caiman nabs it for a bite!

Even though the gator appears surprised when he feels the surge of energy from the eel, he keeps chomping down like a chompin' champ.

Or, a counter argument is that the strength of the electrocution is so strong that the mouth is involuntarily biting down and the gator has no choice but to keep going and try and kill his prey.

Apparently this was filmed on the Amazon.

As you can see in the video, the eel does a really great job at zapping his captor.

The gator has taken quite the jolt and appears to be quite stunned. You might think the alligator is dead due to the way he appears to lilt in the water however his leg kicks in the last second of the video suggesting signs of life.

Either way, this is a lesson for alligators everywhere to stay away from electric eels!

Fish catches a cute baby duck

This is a first for us, here's a picture of a fish nipping at the feet of a baby duck. We'd heard of eels catching ducklings before but never a fish.

Fish eats a duck

We think the fish may be a bass? It's certainly large enough to be able to feast on the cute fluffy thing!

Python snake gets stuck on highway after eating a whole sheep

python after eating a pregnant ewe

Snake sleeps off sheep meal on the road

A happy, well fed python sits on a highway after swallowing a pregnant ewe sheep in the village of Kampung Jabor which is about 200km east of Kuala Lumpur. The six-metre snake weighing 90kg was too laden to move, making it easy for the local brigade team to capture it.. with what looks like a piece of rope.

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 or coyotes 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 an entirely different question.

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

Update: it's been suggest in the comment section, this dead animal may be a coyote, it could well be now that we look at the short face again.

The Eagle has landed - birds getting their prey

eagle catching a fish
Splash and dash

Pictures of Eagles capturing their prey

Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa.

Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the USA and Canada, nine more in Central and South America, and three in Australia.

Eagles are differentiated from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beak. Even the smallest eagles, like the Booted Eagle (which is comparable in size to a Common Buzzard or Red-tailed Hawk), have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from the vultures.

Species named as eagles can range in size from the South Nicobar Serpent-eagle, at 500 grams (1.1 pounds) and 40 cm (16 in), to the 6.7-kg Steller's Sea Eagle and the 100 cm (39 in) Philippine Eagle.

Eagles are the predators of the sky, swooping down from above to take their prey:

eagle attacks a seagull

Eagle feasting on a seagull...
Like all strong birds of prey, eagles have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing the flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons.

They also have extremely keen eyesight which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance above.

This keen eyesight is primarily contributed by their extremely large pupils which ensure minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light.

Hence the expression, "eagle eyed".

Is this prey a rabbit? Either way it shows you how fast an Eagle can swoop down and catch a prey that is bigger in mass with four legs! Run Rabbit Run!

eagle eating the guts out of a rabbit
Run rabbit run!
A rabbit you say?

Heck, my blind grandmother could catch one of those. Ok then, jackass, how about a fox?

You ever seen an eagle catch a cunning fox? You have now:

eagle catching a FOX

Hey Crocodile, you want a zebra for lunch?

Crocodile capturing a zebra in a river then eating it

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...

crocodile attacking a zebra

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 themselves some fresh Zebra.

crocodile deathroll on a zebra
I think thats a death roll of some kind...
zebra attacked by a crocodile

Check out this crocodile eating the Zebra's guts:

attacking crocodile

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

group of alligators eating a zebra

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!

Great White Sharks. That's all this title needs to say really

great white shark jaws
We're gonna need a bigger boat! And mouthwash.


That one word will make you think of the Great White Shark that ran riot in the Hollywood film.

People literally were afraid to go into the ocean for a paddle after seeing that movie.

And why?

Because Great White Sharks are real.

They eat humans and seals all the time. They are  massively strong, fast and efficient killers.

Great White's definitely fit in the wondrous category of one wondering whether these animals are fearless man eaters or misunderstood monsters.

So it should be no surprise to any one that Animals Eating Animals is choosing to do a photo essay on this fearsome shark. We could probably do an essay on their damn razor teeth alone, but really you just want to see the pictures of blood and guts eh?

Chum away then!

The discovery of flying seals surprised even Mr G White.
The great white shark is more properly known as Carcharodon carcharias. They are found lurking in coastal surface waters in all the Earth's major oceans.

They have not yet been discovered in the Sea of Tranquility however. The great white shark is very well known for its massive size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6 metres (20 ft) in length and 2,268 kilograms (5,000 lb) in weight.

No wonder Peter Benchly wrote a book about one of them. Or was the book really about a family with issues?

I forget which. But I never forget these interesting Star Wars facts.

Nom Nom Nom
What do great white's eat? These beasts are one of the primary predators of marine mammals like sealion. They are also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals including fish, fin footed animals like seals, and seabirds. Unlike the killer shark of the movie Jaws, great white do not generally ruthless hunt down men for lunch. Still, it does happen and reported attacks are common enough but are very widely reported when they occur, further adding to the shark's reputation.

Having a whale of a time...
Believe it or not, great white sharks are not fussy eaters, despite what you may have read in the newspapers. In the above picture the shark is dining on a dead whale. A DEAD whale. The shark just found the whale floating round and he thought, "hey, Free Whale Smorgasboard, I'm in!". Yuck, who the heck knows why that whale was dead and floating in the ocean.... it does remind me of this crocodiles' pig eating behaviour...

Tuatara: Living Fossils

tuatara lizard from New Zealand
Hi, I'm Terry Tuatara, I breathe only once per hour!
The tuatara is New Zealand's famous gift to the World because it is the only survivor of an ancient group of reptiles that roamed the earth at the same time as dinosaurs.

The relatives of tuatara died out about 60 million years ago which is why the tuatara is called a ‘living fossil’.

Tuatara are famous for feeding on the New Zealand Weta but they predominantly prey on; including beetles, crickets, and spiders.

Their diet also consists of frogs, lizards, and bird's eggs and chicks like baby petrel which they find unprotected in nest burrows.

tuatara eating a weta
Weta ya reckon? Nice picture?
Tuatara once lived throughout the mainland of New Zealand but rats and people drove them to extinction there.

They are now found only on 37 off-shore islands and mainland islands and specific entities like the Karori Sanctuary.

There are two species. Sphenodon punctatus is the Cook Strait tuatara which live on Stephen's Island in the Marlborough Sounds.

The Northern tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus punctatus, is a sub-species which live on offshore islands around the north of the North Island.

The total tuatara population on all these islands is estimated to be between 50,000 and 100,000.

tuatara eating a bird
You wanna share my baby Petrel?
Tuatara are are cousins with Komodo Dragons, in the sense they are living relatives of the ancient dinosaurs.

Extra for Experts: Tuatara are known to have a low sex drive - this Tuatara took one hundred years before he popped his cherry!

When Komodo Dragons get hungry, they get HUNGRY!

Feed me Seymour!

When Komodo Dragons get hungry, they get HUNGRY!

These awesome photos  prove the Komodo dragon is one fierce animal that can eat all kinds of prey.

For some reason I'm reminded of the game Hungry Hungry Hippoes though I have no idea why!

The Komodo dragon (in the scientific vernacular, Varanus komodoensis) is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang.

A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard. It can grow up to an average length of 2 to 3 metres (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing around 70 kilograms (150 lb). That's one beast of a lizard!

Their unusual size has been attributed to island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous animals to fill the niche on the islands where they live and that allows them to dominate and grow in size.

However, recent research suggests that the large size of komodo dragons may be better understood as representative of a relic population of very large varanid lizards that once lived across Indonesia and Australia which appear to have died out after contact with modern humans.

Here's some awesome pictures of Komodo dragons eating things. 

Komodo dragon eating a deer

Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carrion, they will also hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds, and mammals.

Komodo dragons are amazing eaters

But that's not the real gossip, Komodo Dragons have been known to catch the odd human being too!

Although attacks Komodo are very rare, Komodo dragons have been known to attack humans; on June 4, 2007 a Komodo dragon attacked an eight-year-old boy on Komodo Island. The boy later died of massive hemorrhaging from his wounds.

Perhaps the most notable Komodo lizard attack came in June 2001, Phil Bronstein, Executive Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, was given a special tour of the Komodo dragons at the Los Angeles Zoo for a Father's Day present by his wife, Oscar nominated actress Sharon Stone.

While barefooted and petting one of the dragons, Bronstein's foot was seriously bitten and required extensive surgery.

You could say then that the animal acted on basic instinct....

komodo dragon feeding with tounge out

According to Australian scientific research, the Komodo dragon has a snake-like venom in its bite which sends victims into shock and stops their blood from clotting.

Lead researcher Bryan Fry said three-dimensional computer imaging comparing the Komodo’s bite with that of Australia’s saltwater crocodile showed it used a “grip and rip” pulling maneuver to tear deep wounds, similar to a shark or sabre cat.

picture of a komodo dragon feeding

As part of his Komodo research, Mr Fry surgically removed a venom gland from a terminally ill Komodo dragon.

 He found it contained a highly toxic poison which would induce potent stomach cramps, hypothermia and a drop in blood pressure. This finding refutes myths about the germ's in the dragon's mouth being the cause of death.

The venom also blocked the blood’s clotting ability add further distress to the animal's prey.

So yes, if anyone ever asks, Komodo dragons are poisonous and their bite can be terrible for humans!

Did you know Komodo dragons can stand upright?

They sure can and it's scary.

Check out this image below of a Komodo dragon standing on its hind legs to reach up to the hanging food.

It's like it's Godzilla or something!

Standing Komodo dragon eating meat hanging from tree

This finding could mean that the Komodo Dragon was the possibly largest venomous animal to have ever lived! 

You could say this fish died of cancer....

A fish has eaten a crab and the crab has done it's best to escape by trying to cut it self out of the fish's stomach with its claw.

fish eats crab, crab tries to esacpe

A heroic effort indeed.

We can only imagine what the fish was feeling when suddenly they realised the crab was trying to bust free?! Well, truth be told, fish don't have any feelings (according to Kurt Cobain...).

Some might say this was a very shellfish thing to do but I think it's fair to say this fish definitely died of .... cancer. Either way, the fish had a crabby day.

Or it's a mutant fish with a crab arm! Or maybe he just has a bad case of crabs.

You never can tell with all this fake news these days.

This picture remind us of the classic alligator escape from an Everglade python's stomach. Did you also know that fish eat mice?

Snakes alive! Frog eats a snake...

Usually it's the other way around, the snake eats the frog. In this case, the frog is the victor...

frog eats a snake

We think the snake is trying to catch a fly....

Giant otter defeats and eats a crocodile

If you ever take a visit to Wellington, check out the Zoo.

It's quite a nice one and the animals are treated very well. The first animals you meet are a pair of the cutest otters you might have ever seen.

They run around their enclosure, splashing in the water and eating crabs and fish for lunch.

I'm not sure they ever seen a crocodile before but it's pretty clear this otter below has.

And has a taste for them:

otter eating a crocodile

This otter must be on fucking steroids! Look at that face. He's a monster!

He's a huge mother and he's managed to corner, capture and kill a crocodile.

Naturally one must eat his opponent after such an effort so he he is, eating the tasty flesh.

Here's a sweet video of a whole gang of otters taking down a caiman. Impressive stuff and nature at its finest indeed.

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!


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 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!

Cornered Leopard tries to eat man, scalps him

leopard scalps man with its claws
The Karate Kid's 'wax on , wax off' mantra finally was useful for Hari

Cornered Leopard tries to eat man, scalps him

Part of an Indian man's scalp was ripped off by a wild leopard after it panicked and attacked four people when it wandered into a residential area in India.

They say if you mess with the bull, you're gonna get the horns..

The fully-grown leopard set upon the group when it walked into a house in a busy neighbourhood of Guwahati, a large city in north-east India.

The gentleman above is apparently a cook named Hari, whose scalp was severely cut as he tried to fend off the leopard. That man deserves a beer. Maybe he should brew his own beer. Maybe he should play with more Star Wars lego.

Apparently a quick witted fellow managed to shut the sharp clawed leopard inside the house before forest officials came to sedate the beast.

Hari was taken to hospital for injuries to his head and face, while the leopard was taken to a zoo for observation. "We believe the cat strayed into the area from a nearby hillock, maybe in search of food," a forest department official said.

So not really the case of a leopard eating a man but more of a scared animal lashing out. Perhaps a lesson there for all of us.

Leopards are usually much more clever - here's one from Africa that's put an impala in a tree for eating later.

Australian Snake eats a bat, Reddit freaks out as usual.

snake eating flying fox bat

Australian Snake captures a bat on the side of the road

 A keen redditor posted this picture he took of a scene he found outside his grandmother’s house in Mount Tambourine, Queensland, Australia.

Basically this snake appears to have caught a bat / flying fox of some kind and decided to eat it in the middle of the road. 

flying fox eating by snake

Here's a sweet picture of an Australian snake eating a bat that it managed to find on the side of the road. The reaction on Reddit was amusing. Snakes eat things people.

The only real issue here is that the snake chose to chow down on the bat WITHOUT.ANY.SAUCE.

Want to see snakes eating more things? Here's the classic python dragging a Kangaroo up a cliff or a snake trying to eat Britney Spears
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