Gigantic spider attacks beetle before sinking its fangs in
No fly zone! Gigantic house spid
No fly zone! Gigantic house spider attacks beetle before getting it into a headlock and sinking its fangs in
- James Elliot found the mammoth spider in his garage and decided to feed it
- He plucks and innocent beetle from the soil and places it on the spider's web
- Monstrous spider launches a stealthy attack and ferociously fights the beetle
James Elliot, author and YouTube video maker, found the mammoth spider in his garage and decided to bring it some food
This is the spine-crawling moment a gigantic house spider shows an innocent beetle who's boss as his sinks his fangs in it during a savage attack.
James Elliot, author and YouTube video maker, found the mammoth spider in his garage and decided to bring it some food.
Footage shows Mr Elliot, who is believed to be from Scotland, going into his garden and lifting up a brick to find the insects beneath.
He says: 'There's a big spider in the garage.
'Well it's big for the UK, the Australians will probably think it's tiny.
'I'm going to go and feed it with a woodlouse from the garden.'
Mr Elliot plucks an unsuspecting woodlouse and beetle from the soil and places them in a Tupperware box.
Once he returns to the spider's lair, just it's large web can be seen.
Mr Elliot decides to save the fate of the woodlouse for another day and instead places the beetle on the web.
The spider instantly pokes its head around the corner of the wall where it had been hiding.
After waiting for a few seconds he scuttles over to the struggling beetle lying on its back and raises his front legs as if he's about to attack.
Footage shows Mr Elliot, who is believed to be from Scotland, going into his garden and lifting up a brick to find the insects beneath
He then plonks the beetle on the spider web ready to be attacked and killed for dinner later
He then pinches the beetle with his pincers before a struggle ensues.
Eventually the spider sinks its fangs into the beetle's head while it holds it in a headlock.
The beetle's legs kick furiously but gradually slow down as it meets its demise.
Towards the end of the footage the spider dumps the beetle back down on to the web and scurries back around the corner, leaving his next meal to die.