Spider attacks 40cm snake, drinks all its juices in scene never before witnessed (photos)

Spider attacks 40cm snake, drinks all its juices in scene never before witnessed (photos)

- A huge tarantula was seen eating a 40cm long snake in Brazil

- The spider attacked the reptile with its fangs and then turned its insides into liquid

- A blood-curdling process of devouring and digesting was filmed by researchers

A terrifying scene never witnessed before was caught on camera as a tarantula was filmed eating a snake in Serra do Caverá in Brazil.

Huge spider eats snake in terrifying scene never before witnessed

A tarantula caught eating a snake

Scientists were baffled after they discovered the spider twisting its prey into a knot before sinking its fangs into the reptile's body.

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The duo were found under a rock by Brazilian researchers whose surpise was explained by the fact that the tarantula was just a fraction of the snake's size.

Huge spider eats snake in terrifying scene never before witnessed

The snake's front and middle sections were turbed into liquid

Researcher Leandro Malta Borges said: "Predation of such a large snake in relation to the size of the spider was extremely surprising to us.

There are other records of spiders preying on snakes, such as the famous black widow, which has a strong toxin and, besides, rely on the web for capturing."

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The moment the 40cm long Almaden ground snake was found its front and middle sections were turned into liquid.

Huge spider eats snake in terrifying scene never before witnessed

The tarantula attacked the snake and sank its fangs into its body

Spiders usually digest their food by liquefying the insides of the animal's body, before drinking all its juices dry.

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