In an engine shop in Victoria, Australia, a female redback spider attacks a juvenile eastern brown snake that had become entangled in her web.
The spider in this video is a female redback, easily identified by the vivid red marking on her bulbous abdomen. The genus Latrodectus, which also includes the five black widow spiders found in the United States, is known for spinning messy but especially strong webs: the resilient, elastic silk capture threads reach all the way to the ground and ensnare hapless insects, centipedes, or even other spiders.
The snake is highly venomous and quite dangerous to humans. Brown snakes are found over most of Australia.