A HUGE banana spider managed to capture a bat in its six foot web outside a house in Texas.
The horrifying video shows the dead animal dangling from the mighty web outside a house on Wednesday.
A banana spider successfully captured a bat in its web[/caption]
Homeowner Annette Alaniz Guajardo spotted the shocking sight as she left for work that morning[/caption]
Annette returned home after work and immediately started filming[/caption]
Homeowner Annette Alaniz Guajardo spotted the shocking sight as she left for work that morning.
Annette returned home after work and immediately started filming as she pulled her car up her driveway to see if the bat was still there.
She immediately took to Facebook, writing: “This morning on my way to work I saw this on the side of my house. I love the country.
“I’m here, I just got home. Lets see what this little spider did to the bat.”
According to Elrich Pest Control, banana spiders are known to weave webs that span up to six feet long.
The spider in Annette’s garden appears to be a female, which can grow up to three inches in length.
Male banana spiders are smaller, typically less than an inch in length.
Banana spiders are only mildly poisonous and are not known to eat bats.
Annette’s Facebook post received many shocked responses.
One person wrote: “Better not let Miracle out there.” To which Annette responded: “I know, just let all the dogs in.”
Another friend wrote: “So these are the kind of things you see happen in Brazil, Thailand, or some kind of foreign jungle place like that, but this was outside of Annette Alaniz Guajardo house in POTEET TEXAS.”
Last week, a woman returned home to find an enormous huntsman spider the size of a saucepan in her living room.
Laree Clarke found the spider lurking on her ceiling in Townsville, Australia, and turned to social media in a plea for help.
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She begged other Facebook users: “Is there anyone that could remove this from my house?? I don’t have a container that big!”
Laree added: “When I went near it with the phone light it came at me raising it fangs and legs. Hell nahhhh!”
Laree later updated her post saying the spider was removed safely and released.
Annette was shocked to see the dead bat dangling from the web outside her house[/caption]
Banana spiders are only mildly poisonous and are not known to eat bats[/caption]