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

Monday, December 28, 2020
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  and eaten 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!

Cats eating rats and mice!

Friday, December 18, 2020
I wonder what mouse pate would taste like?
So my wife and I got a new cat. 

She's a lovely stray and we call her Venus. Yes, Venus rythmes with Doremius. 

Venus was a stray from the SPCA and appeared to be a very nervous cat. However on her second night of staying with us she decided she loved us and chose to demonstrate that love by placing a mouse at the foot of the bed. 

We think she's a keeper and for her mouse catching prowess, this page of cats eating rats and mice is dedicated to her.

Mouse go crunch!
Could I get some sauce for this mouse please?
Sometimes it doesn't work out well for the cat 
Cats are often known to play with their food
Even ginger cats get to eat rats
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